This morning my Spurgeon devotional took me back two years ago. I remember exactly how I was feeling as I read it; the angst in my heart. We had just made the hardest decision ever about our foster baby, whom we loved dearly. We were seeking to follow God’s leading, but it didn’t make sense with our hearts. But we followed.
The verse for this day is Proverbs 16:33: “The lot is cast into the lat, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.” The Amplified version says, “Even the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him.” Spurgeon writes, “If 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…?”
The Lord proved himself two years ago through some amazing circumstances that only He could do. Baby Ian did come back to us and is now one of the four joys of our lives. I read this now and once again am amazed.
Two years later, it is good to be reminded of these profound truths again. We do not have any compelling housing options in Ishinomaki at this time. There are times when I start to doubt and to fear. I am reminded in this reading to “Come and survey my Father’s storehouse…” It is rich and full of abundance; over and over He has proven himself to us and he will not doubt do it again. A wonderful reminder for all of us: even the events that seem accidental are ordered by Him.