I do not believe in special providences. I believe that the universe is governed by strict and immutable laws. If one man’s family is swept away by a pestilence and another man’s spared it is only the law working: God is not interfering in that small matter, either against the one man or in favor of the other. — Mark Twain
This concept does not, to me, mean therefore there is no God. What is means to me is that I have been very very lucky, and I don’t know when my luck will change. It means to me that I am the same as everyone else. I haven’t been spared for a reason. It’s completely up to me if I use my good luck to benefit others.
It’s not tit for tat in the universe of karma, but AA gives me special reasons to help others. It tells me that I can’t continue to do well unless I help others. I take it seriously and I would help, I hope, even if I didn’t actually need to. But I won’t find that out in this lifetime.