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November 9, 2016, 1:59 PM

The Certainty of Uncertainy

They say there are two things that are certain in life; death and taxes. I want to add some more things that are certain in life. If you wash your car it will rain. You will lose your remote today. Things in the crisper drawer in your fridge don't get crispier. There other certainties but I'll spare you. However, it is true that most things are uncertain. 

We just had one of the most shocking presidential races of all time. Our next president will be a man that's never held a political office. I don't even think he was in student council in high school. Life is uncertain. 

What will happen in the next four years? I have hope that things will get better, but I really don't know. Do you we ever really know what someone in office will do? Usually not. How do we handle all of this uncertainty? 

We face it in life everyday. Will our car start? Will our kids get on the bus on time? Will the company I work for stay in business? How will that doctor's appointment come out? How will my blood work be? The list of uncertainties goes on and on and on. How do we handle it and not go crazy? 

In Hebrews 6 the writer is talking about the promise God made Abraham.  God promised Abraham at age 75 that he would make him a great nation. To be a great nation you need descendents...Abraham was childless. Abraham gave up everything to chase this dream that God had promised and yet it didn't come true for 25 years. Abraham was 100 and his wife Sarah was 90 when they finally had their promised child. Even in the midst of uncertainty there was certainty. Here's what Hebrews says about this,  God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:18-20

The point is that we have an anchor, a position of certainy in uncertain times...God. God never lies. God keeps his promises. Even though Abraham waffled and doubted God came through for him. Life on earth is uncertain. We wake up everyday not really knowing if we'll even make it through the day. Things happen every day that shake us and remind us of the uncertainty of our life on earth. 

Our certainty is found in God. He is our anchor in the middle of the storm. Death and taxes might seem to be certain thing, but why not add God to that list. He is in control of those things, too. 

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