This is a faith position not a scientific one, of course. There is no unambiguous evidence in existence that supports the idea of any kind of "intent" in the universe, apart from that exhibited by animals. There is no evidence that "intent" existed before animals evolved.God could have stepped in and built a universe quite different by design. But He chose not to. Who are we to tell Him that evolution, messy as it is, was the wrong way to go? As the IDers say, a "space alien" could be the "designer." Only God can be the Creator.
Darwin did use the metaphor of "life being breathed into" but he came to regret the implication of a god, and especially the use of the word "creator" in the fifth and further editions of Origin of Species, which he had included at the insistence of others. Ironic that he felt compelled to include the suggestion of a god, given the increasing growth in his own agnosticism.Darwin's great discovery was that it didn't happen by chance. He suggested that God created the first living things, after which they evolved into the present diversity of life.