French philosopher Paul Valery could have been describing the year 2009 when he said, “The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” We are living in uncertain times where economic uncertainty permeates the collective consciousness of our country, old political structures are crumbling, and where time tested institutions are tottering. Yes, these are uncertain times. Oswald Chambers, in the classic devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, cautioned Christians against thinking of uncertainty in this life as a bad thing. “The nature of the spiritual life,” said Chambers “is that we are certain in our uncertainty. …” Winston Churchill said, “Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.”
“Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty.”
1 Corinthians 9:26
Uncertainty is defined as a state of having limited knowledge where it is impossible to exactly describe existing state or future outcome, more than one possible outcome. On the far side of uncertainty there is faith. Hebrews 11:1 defines faith in the following way: “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.” Faith is the refusal to succumb to the despair of our times. It is our “title deed of the things we hope for.” Faith is the guarantee God will sustain you.
Just a thought,