“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” (Proverbs 16:33)

When is chance just chance? Is fate really fate? Our self centered nature demands a sense of self reliance, where we can dictate our terms, influence and control our futures. So the idea that there is a random universe that God asserts His influence over occasionally has an innate appeal.

But the bad news, or should I say good news, is that God is in control: So much so that even when lots are cast, something we consider pure chance, He dictates the outcome. Just to emphasis the point the scripture tells us “its every decision is from the Lord”. We might prefer an occasionally rather than an every, but get used to it, He is in control.

Quick Prayer. “Thank you that what happens to me is not random, but has purpose” Amen