The God of the Bible is not the God of Deism. The God of Deism created the world and people, checked that everything was working correctly, and then, turned off the lights, locked the door and threw the key in a near-by set of bushes. However, the God of the Bible is not like that. As seen in Genesis, chapters 16 through 22, God intervenes in the lives of individuals (i.e. Hagar and Ishmael), the affairs of nations (i.e. Sodom and Gomorrah) and, amazingly, he even intervenes to ensure that his salvation will not be thwarted (i.e. Abraham and Isaac).
Paul Douglas preaching on the Intervention of God, from Genesis 16-22 , on the 19th of June, 2016.