“The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the L-RD.”
— Proverbs 16:33
The things that are out of our control is our lot. Sometimes we are blind-sighted with it being dropped into our lap. We have to remember that it is from the L-RD. That does not mean that G-d purposes for bad things to happen. What this means is that the L-RD has permitted a thing to take place in order to refine us, to perfect us. It means that there is something in our life that must be either removed or worked out. This lot is purposed for that very thing. It is not going to be easy, and it may even be down right difficult, even to seeming impossible. However, we must remember to trust in the L-RD with all of our heart and not lean on our own understanding, but in all of our ways acknowledge Him.
We must ask ourselves, “What am I to learn from this Papa, where do I need to change, what needs to be removed from my life?” For it is with a Father’s Love that He permits lots in our life. It is to make us a better person. It is to make us more like Him.
In the book of Joshua, chapter 13 we read that G-d is telling Joshua,
“You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.”
G-d basically told him, “I am not done with you yet, there is still much to accomplish.”
As we get older we tend to foolishly think that G-d can’t use us for certain things because it is too late for us, that our time for use has passed us by. This is an absurdity. G-d has ALWAYS used ANYONE who is WILLING to be USED OF HIM.
Seek G-d and His Will in your life and NEVER STOP. He has an assignment for you and when that one is done, He has another.
As David wrote in Psalm 1, verse 2 (second half)
“…and in His Law he meditates [plans] day and night”
we need to plan according to G-d’s perfect Law, His perfect Will. The only way to do this is to spend time in prayer and in His Word. Talk with Him, walk with Him, grow in your relationship with Him.
Delight yourself in His Law and He will bless you, beyond your expectations and beyond your abilities regardless of your age or physical condition.
To G-d be the Glory forever!
G-d’s permissive will is often a path of disobedience, lack of faith, and sometimes includes sin. (Gen. 16:1-3). G-d’s perfect will is a path of submission and denying of self. (Mark 14:46). I opt for G-d’s perfect will. Many paths may be before us, but there is only one that has His divine approval.