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Be Still Sunday 10th feb 19

We are now counting down the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union in days not months. Possibly! Despite the speculation, the truth is that no one knows actually knows whether we will leave or we won’t leave. Nor can anyone be certain of what the future really holds. Therefore in light of this current conjecture I want to turn your attention to something far more secure.

In Psalm 46 we read these wonderful words: ‘God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!’ (Psalm 46:1-3)

I am aware that opinions in the church concerning the current crisis are probably representative of the diversity we see in wider society. Yet, as believers we can be united as we come before our God. Why? Because we are aware that the Psalmist continues by forewarning us by saying, ‘The nations are in chaos and their kingdoms crumble!’ (vs. 6) Therefore in light of these words, we take hope and comfort, assurance and peace, not in the promise of politicians but in the sovereignty of our God.

I encourage you then to take time this week to step away from the constant speculation and to take the time to “Be still, and know that I am God!” (vs.10) And in doing so, to rejoice in the fact that God states with absolute confidence and assurance “I will be honoured by every nation. I will be honoured throughout the world.” (vs.10)

Praise God in the chaos J Gareth

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