In 1932, a German physicist named Werner Heisenberg won the Nobel Prize for his theory of quantum mechanics. Later, another of his discoveries became one of the greatest scientific revolutions of the 20th century. For hundreds of years, determinism ruled the day. Physicists believed in a clockwork universe that was measurable and predictable. Heisenberg pulled the rug out from under the scientific community.
Here is Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle" in a nutshell: We cannot know the precise position and momentum of a quantum particle at the same time. Here's why; sometimes matter behaves like a particle, it appears to be in one place at one time and sometimes matter behaves like a wave, it appears to be in several places at the same time, almost like a wave on a pond.
"The imprecise measurement of initial conditions precludes the precise prediction of future outcomes" -Werner Heisenberg
Or to put it in layman's terms: There will always be a level of uncertainty!
Right now with the economy, stocks, wars, and political climate it seems everything is uncertain!
So, knowing it is a scientific fact that there will always be uncertainty how do we cope with this?
God....He is consistent, steady, and faithful....He doesn't change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he's always totally himself. (Hebrews 13:8)
At the end of the day, embracing our uncertainty comes back to faith. It is faith that gives us hope and a sense of destiny and it is the sense of destiny that helps us embrace the positive and negative uncertainties that happen in our lives.
The thing that has become painfully obvious recently is; we can not put our faith in the economy, jobs, and especially the government. Today I think it is time to put our faith in the source of certainty and fill our destiny with hope for a future.
"To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways; we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness; but I believe it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation." -Oswald Chambers
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