Reverend Tina Burgess.........................07909107404
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I am sure you have shaken your head on more than one occasion these past 6 months, when hearing or reading the news coverage about Brexit. The many twists and turns of recent weeks can leave us reeling and we throw our hands up in the air because we feel powerless to do anything about it.
But what do we do when find that the circumstances around us seem to be falling apart…when nobody seems to know what to do…when there are no secure voices, saying this is the way to go…. whether its worry about our political circumstances or decisions for the future or other situations which are out of our control?
Well, we turn our eyes to God and dwell in the truth of his word. We need to re-position our hearts and minds…to gaze upon our glorious God…and to remind ourselves of his grace, his steadfastness, his unshakeableness and his eternal love for us….for God is Sovereign over us.
Psalm 145:2-4 says,
I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day, their plans come to nothing.
The Psalmist tells us not put our trust in princes….or as the Good News version says…’do not put your trust in human leaders, for no human can save you’. We elect our members of Parliament as our representatives. In our democratic country we rely on them to do the business of government…different parties, cabinets and shadow cabinets……working for our good in the halls of Westminster and throughout the country.
They have immense power and their decisions are far reaching. And yet this Psalm reminds us that they are just people…that come and go with their plans…and when they depart, their plans go with them. While politics has power to weald, it is ultimately only an instrument….a vehicle for managing a fair and just society for its people.
We can use politics for the good… but our real security rests with God alone. And King David knew that only too well. Throughout his many political battles David knew that those whose hope is in the Lord his God, the maker of heaven and earth and everything in it…stand on solid ground.
So it is time to look up…to look up to our God who is over all and give him praise as we plant our hope in the grace which is to be found in Jesus Christ.