Without the element of uncertainty, even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. (J. Paul Getty, late American industrialist)

There may not be many of us who could face our uncertainties with the same attitude Getty had. Too often we try to avoid anything that may be vague or uncertain. We’d like a better prospect of success with little or no chance of failure. Getty is probably right, however, that overcoming uncertainties and achieving success make life more satisfying.

Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times come, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life (Ecclesiastes 7:14).