The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.
Free will is often perceived to be a philosopher's discussion point, rather than a spiritual exploration of our life's journey leading us along a path opening before us as if to say, follow me. There will be times when we will scratch our head wondering why we chose to take this road, and not another.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28
Trust in God's presence in our life is fundamental to the relationship with The One, walking at our side asking us to do all that He asks of us. Without believing, there can be no relationship with Our Saviour.
Humility is that awareness that we are not, as we wish others to see us. We are as flawed as the next person, encouraging us to ask for help when our road ahead appears blocked.
Our Father invites us to turn to Him, when ever we acknowledge that we do not possess all the answers. The Oxford University don, C. S. Lewis spoke openly that despite his intellectual gifts, he often felt inadequate in the face of those dilemmas that appeared to overwhelm his capacity to cope.
J. R. R. Tolkien was a close friend of C. S. Lewis meeting weekly at a local pub to discuss the meaning of life, filled with the understanding that despite their high IQ ratings they also were besieged with questions that drove them to seek solace in God's friendship.
“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
John Henry Newman's hymn "Lead kindly light" (The Pillar of the Cloud) alluding to the cloud that led Moses, and the Hebrews through the desert, into the promised land addresses the leadership of the divine mystery, sufficient to understand that when we believe we are lost, and open up to the advice of divine wisdom we will find our way.
Lead kindly light: