“We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.” Proverbs 16:33
If the fall of the dice is under the Lord’s control, then whose is the arrangement of our whole life? If the simple casting of the dice is guided by Him, how much more the events of our entire life, especially when we are told by our blessed Savior, “The very hairs of your head are all numbered! Not a sparrow falls 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 worry that you would be the better able to walk in patience, calmness, and cheerfulness, as a Christian should.
When a man is anxious, he cannot pray with faith or serve his Master. When you worry and fret about your lot and circumstances, you are meddling with Christ’s business, and neglecting your own! You have been attempting “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 and ask if that heart can ever prove unkind! Look at His inscrutable wisdom and ask if that wisdom can ever be at fault. Above all, look 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 His poor children?
“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” Psalm 55:22
– C. H. Spurgeon