The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15 v 58


In the past week there has been a seismic shift in our Nation. Everyone is on edge. Markets prices are falling, our PM is resigning, more than half of the Shadow Cabinet has resigned, over 2 million signatures have been added on a petition for another Vote to stay/leave the EU. Where, as Christians does that leave us? What should our reaction be to all that is happening around us? How do you feel in this time of uncertainty? If you voted to 'stay', should you be signing the petition for another referendum? Are you putting on hold your plans to move house as house prices may now plummet? Are you putting off that holiday to Spain/France/Portugal as the pound drops to it's lowest in 30 years and you've decided on a 'staycation' rather than a 'vacation'? Whatever you are feeling right now, God has the answer. As Christians we are taught not to put our assurance in money, career, possessions, but our assurance lies fully and completely in God. Paul said in Corinthians,'Let nothing move you'. In other words, 'Don't worry about what you see on the surface, don't worry if the whole world seems to be spiralling out of control, don't fix you eyes on earthly things, but look to God......LET NOTHING MOVE YOU. Find that place of peace in God that no matter what is happening around you, you have the assurance that God is in control, He knows the end of the matter and all He asks is for us to put our faith and hope in Him alone. Make a decision within yourself that no matter what 'bad news' you hear this week you are going to stand firm and let nothing move you.