The Lesson of Uncertainty

But where can wisdom be found, and where is understanding located? – Job 28:12

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Have you ever needed some answers and struggled to find them? While I have certainly had moments in my life when answers eluded me, I had not experienced a long sustained period of uncertainty until 2011.

My wife and I had just made an unexpected return to the U.S. after leaving overseas service and questions dominated our thinking. What should we do? Why are we here? What does God want? The lack of answers to these questions became so … very … tiring.

Yet, a supreme truth always rose to the surface of my conscious mind. It really is all about Him and not me.life is an object lesson. His pain and suffering are the canvas upon which God painted a revelation of His transcendent wisdom and glory. Is that enough for me? It better be. It must be. There is nothing else. Perhaps the greatest lesson of uncertainty is that it’s not about us.

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing. – Robert Burns

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