Are you fearful in the face of Brexit?

The past 24 hours has been incredibly difficult for many people who voted remain in the EU Referendum.

This post is to offer some thoughts on how we can cope when we feel, sad, scared, gutted and worried using some words from Psalm 62 where David wrote that he felt like a wobbly fence. He felt fragile and vulnerable but he also talked positively about how he was going to find stability.

Psalm 62 - I wait quietly before the LordHe waited quietly for God

When we are under pressure things churn around in our minds, but David chose to focus on God in the midst of the storm in his mind.

If you are upset about Brexit, focusing on God won’t change the result or what you fear may happen next but it will change you and your attitude.

Instead of being overwhelmed with stress, we can be overwhelmed by God as he fills our lives with his love and peace.

Do we want fear and anxiety or God to dominate our thoughts?

Psalm 62 - God rock and fortressHis hope and trust were in God

David called God his rock and fortress. His security was found in God, not in governments or political systems.

David was living in an extremely turbulent political situation. As King he faced threats from surrounding nations and he also had one of his sons rebel against him.

The words of Psalm 62 seem to fit with this rebellion where David had to escape in order to survive. David had lost his kingdom, he had been betrayed and he felt like his country was collapsing around him and yet he found stability and security in God even in this terrifying situation.

Is our trust ultimately in God or not?

psalm 62.8 - pour out your heartsHe poured out his heart to God

If you are gutted by Brexit, you will have poured your heart out to others but have you done this with God?

Crying out to God is good for us!

As we pour out all the negative, we allow space for God to pour in his healing presence.

So, if you are upset, frustrated, angry or gutted what will you do?

I hope that we can be like David, looking to God and pouring our heart out to him so that he can bring security and perspective to us.

As we turn to God and he transforms us, we are then in a better position to be a positive influence in our country through all the changes and uncertainty that are ahead of us.

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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