It seems as though science may tell us what normally happens but God can tell us what actually will happen. Science can tells us that if you flip a coin normally what happens is that half the time it will come out heads and the other half tails. But the Bible says “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.”
The background to understand this verse is that the High Priest would pull from behind the sacred breastplate of his garment and bring out what was called the Urim and Thummim; gemstones of some type that were probably engraved with symbols. They were used by the high priest to determine God’s will in some situations. In my mind, I think of them as dice of some sort. Anyway, if the priest or sometimes even the king (like King David) needed an answer from God, ( a yeah or nay answer) the priest would pull out these items and throw them. The priest must have understood which one meant yeah and which one meant nay. But it didn’t matter how they threw the dice, every decision was from the Lord.
You have no doubt heard the story of the four fellas who wanted their friend to be healed but they couldn’t get into the house where Jesus was because of the multitude of people, so they climbed up to the housetop and dropped the fella in from the top. Jesus said that He ‘saw their faith’ and healed the man with palsy. So no matter what kind of situation we have, we can always cast our lot with Jesus. We can always trust that He will take care of us beyond what we could ever even hope or dream. We don’t even have to climb Mount Everest to get His attention. He sees the faith that we have in Him when we put our faith into action.
No matter how we throw the dice, God is always in control.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.
When God answers our prayer, we might consider that He is increasing our faith. When He delays, one might consider that He is increasing our patience. If we think He hasn’t answered, consider that He may have something better for us. We should look for something better that has happened in our life and be thankful for it. Father always knows best.
Proverbs 16:33, Proverbs 3:5-6