We all want the winning hand, but the odds say we will not always get it.
For some, this is frustrating. And, like in the game of poker, we try to make other players believe we have something we don’t. That is when “gambling” begins. Even with discipline and an understanding of risk versus reward, we can only win for a while before the odds beat us.
God wants us to understand that, although we do not control how the cards are dealt, we can choose to enjoy the game. He wants us to take each hand we are dealt…the good ones and the bad ones…and rely on Him to show us how to play them.
Life is not about winning, but about the journey. Without Him, we might as well fold.