The Thought for the Week this week is written by Graham McKenzie-Smith

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

News headlines have always been full of scare mongering and misery but we’re certainly living in times of particular global worries. The uncertainty of Brexit, superpowers flexing their military muscles, mass migration, terrorism, global warming…the list goes on and it’s too easy to fall into the trap of fearing the future for ourselves, our children and the whole planet.

As Christians, we have our eternal hope in Jesus but this doesn’t mean we don’t have worries for our immediate livelihoods and lifestyles. We can praise His name in our meetings but then worry about rising costs or rising oceans. Another trap is to try and read the times and how it may fit into God’s plans, raising the question of being in the end times - Can we expect the rapture soon or shall we continue paying into our pensions?

We cannot understand God’s methods. His plan is beyond our lowly thoughts. Our responsibility is to trust in Him wholly, not partly and not in a vague abstract manner. He will protect and provide for each of his faithful no matter the circumstances that surround. God knows today’s news as He knew yesterday’s and knows tomorrow’s, and He knows your place in it. Trust in the Lord. He is faithful.