I’m confused, reading the following passage from Thomas Watson’s Body of Divinity
II. What this providence is. I answer, Providence is God’s ordering all outcomes and events of things, after the counsel of his will, to his own glory.
 I call providence—God’s ordering things, to distinguish it from his decrees. God’s decree ordains things that shall happens, God’s providence orders them.
 I call providence the ordering of things after the counsel of God’s will.
 God orders all events of things, after the counsel of his will, to his own glory; his glory being the ultimate end of all his actings, and the center where all the lines of providence meet. The providence of God is “the queen and governess of the world.” It is the eye which sees, and the hand which turns all the wheels in the universe. God is not like an artificer who builds a house, and then leaves it—but like a pilot, he steers the ship of the whole creation.
I’m confused at the use of the word ordering/orders. Saying something was ordered by God sounds a lot like saying it was ordained by God, yet Watson seems to think this is the particular point of distinction between God’s decrees and his providence.
Any insight is really helpful – I’ll be teaching the youth at church tomorrow.