Itâ€™s been a very unsettling couple of months. The result of the EU referendum was largely unexpected and nobody really seemed prepared for it. We just donâ€™t know how the UKâ€™s exit from the EU is going to work, how long it will take or exactly how it will affect our day-to-day lives. Add to that the attempted coup in Turkey, shootings in America and several horrifying terrorist attacks and itâ€™s enough to make you feel a little insecure â€“ vulnerable, even.
This kind of uncertainty has come as a shock to a lot of us â€“ certainly to me â€“ but at times like these, itâ€™s worth remembering that our God is still sovereign and still faithful.
â€˜So do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.â€™ (Isaiah 41:10)
And this could be an opportunity to gain some perspective. We might be unhappy about the uncertainty weâ€™re facing, but uncertainty is a daily reality for countless people whose lives arenâ€™t quite as comfortable as ours. For vulnerable children like those living on the streets of Kinshasa, uncertainty is part of existence: theyâ€™re often not even sure where their next meal will come from.
Iâ€™m not saying our own problems donâ€™t matter. Issues like the UKâ€™s membership of (or withdrawal from) the EU are important. But letâ€™s allow this sense of uncertainty to prompt us to pray for children whose health, homes and even lives are uncertain.
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