The weather provides an endless number of real life analogies.
There are the storms of life, the cloudy days, the fog, the raging seas and the tropical depressions. OK, maybe I’m more prone to the tropical depressions in the high heat and humidity of Florida, but it’s still a weather-related emotion.
So now I have a new one. The “Cone of Uncertainty”.
Not sure when the weather professionals changed the name of hurricane tracking models from the “cone of probability” to the “cone of uncertainty”, but the minute I heard the name, I thought to myself, “now THAT’S a weather term I can relate to”.
With all of our recent storm activity in the eastern United States, those hurricane tracking models and their “cones” have been a daily fixture on the weather reports. “We think it might go here, but we’re not certain”.
I think I live in the “cone of uncertainty”. I think I’m on a certain track, but I really have no idea where I’m going to land and what it will look like when I get there. Uncertainty can make us anxious and worried and distracted.
But there’s something exciting and daring about NOT worrying about it. There’s something exhilarating about staring it in the face and saying, “I’m not going to let you get to me”.
Go ahead. Bring on your “cones of uncertainty”. There’s one thing I am certain about. My God is in charge of my tomorrow. And no “cone” is going to change that.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast… Hebrews 6:19
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. Psalm 62:6
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23.