Faith will bring an end to our confusion
Sir, At this time of continuing confusion and hysteria across the country, it seems the Brexit vote has left many people disheartened, depressed, disgruntled and utterly demoralised.
Their little utopian dream world, namely the European Union, has in one night fallen apart before their very eyes and they are perplexed and numbed.
Having lost their battle, these very people have no- one they can quickly turn to or look up to for pressing answers to their many financial, economic, immigration and so on questions.
The disarray and disunity among politicians is also having a catastrophic rippling effect, adding to the misery they never envisaged, and which they can now hardly cope with.
And how can they when their hero, and worldly, EU god – in whom they inexplicably trusted – is alas no more?
A majority vote under the hand of the living God has seen to that. His wise counsel to us, as a nation, at such a time as this is very timely: ‘Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.’ He then tells us who we should place our trust in: ‘It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.’
As one sits back and reflects on all that is happening throughout Europe, in the light of the Brexit vote, we see many miserable faces: Jean- Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk, Martin Schulz, Angela Merkel, David Cameron, Mark Carney, Nicola Sturgeon … the list is endless. Their earthly kingdoms, domains and realms shake and shiver in a day: then in an instant all their hopes, aspirations and ambitions are dashed. Believing only in the things that ‘are seen’, they are all to be pitied. How very different if their trust, by faith, was in God.
While we may have turned our backs on the EU, surely now is the time for our nation, people and politicians to turn back to God and His word. He is where our real hope is found, not in our leaders, not in our economy, not in the condition of our nation today, or any other day.
Our hope comes from the Lord. When we turn to Him, we can be assured that blessing will follow: ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord … and whose hope the Lord is.’ Our future then will be as bright as His promises.
Donald J Morrison, 85 Old Edinburgh Road, Inverness.