2016 was definitely a year of change and turmoil, and 2017 is shaping up to deliver more of the same! When we trust in Christ, we are not “beamed up” above the storms and trials of life, but neither are we adrift in a sea of uncertainty. The Bible says that our God is maker of the heavens and the earth. He is able to give us a firm foundation. He is the rock on which we build our lives.
I have been horrified at some of the things that have happened recently on the world’s political stage. I have been struggling with anger and fear, and I guess that many others are feeling the same. However, we need to speak to ourselves about what we know. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Jesus is our redeemer and saviour. May the God of hope fill us with joy and peace as we trust in him, so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.