The events of our lives are in His hands


“The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.”— Proverbs 16:33

“God’s dice always have a lucky roll,” said Sophocles, one of classical Athens’ three great tragic playwrights.

Here’s what Charles H. Spurgeon has to say, in Morning and Evening:

diceIf the disposal of the lot is the Lord’s, whose is the arrangement of our whole life? If the simple casting of a lot is guided by him, how much more the events of our entire life—especially when we are told by our blessed Saviour: “The very hairs of your head are all numbered: not a sparrow falleth to the ground without your Father.” It would bring a holy calm over your mind, dear friend, if you were always to remember this. It would so relieve your mind from anxiety, that you would be the better able to walk in patience, quiet, and cheerfulness as a Christian should. When a man is anxious he cannot pray with faith; when he is troubled about the world, he cannot serve his Master; his thoughts are serving himself. If you would “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,” all things would then be added unto you. You are meddling with Christ’s business, and neglecting your own, when you fret about your lot and circumstances. You have been trying “providing” work, and forgetting that it is yours to obey. Be wise, and attend to the obeying, and let Christ manage the providing. Come and survey your Father’s storehouse, and ask whether he will let you starve while he has laid up so great an abundance in his garner? Look at his heart of mercy; see if that can ever prove unkind! Look at his inscrutable wisdom; see if that will ever be at fault. Above all, look up to Jesus Christ your Intercessor, and ask yourself, while he pleads, can your Father deal ungraciously with you? If he remembers even sparrows, will he forget one of the least of his poor children? “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain thee. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

My soul, rest happy in thy low estate,

Nor hope nor wish to be esteem’d or great;

To take the impress of the Will Divine,

Be that thy glory, and those riches thine.

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2 thoughts on “The events of our lives are in His hands

  1. Reblogged this on Call to Witness and commented:
    We live in a world that is a pit full of anxiety and worry. Look into its depths long enough and the fears it stores will come upon you. God is clasping His hand upon our shoulder, urging us to turn away from this pit of despair, The Lord wants us to turn to Him and see that everything will be alright because He is in charge. It is good thing that the Almighty is the boss for He good and generous in His provision. Let us heed the voice of the Lord and do not worry but trust Him.

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