One word dominates the world this week: Brexit.
That made-up yet cool-sounding word is a short, yet sharp, summary of something extraordinary.
The decision by Great Britain to leave the European Union almost seems minor when we refer to it as “Brexit”. But even a quick glance at the world’s finance markets, political leaders or considered commentators is enough to demonstrate how enormous Brexit actually is. A colossal change on an international level that rarely occurs to this degree.
Welcome to who knows what
Saying all that, no-one really knows what will happen on this “Leave” side of the Brexit polling. With it having been such a close contest between the opposing Brexit sides, being able to prepare for the eventual result proved difficult.
Remains to be seen what kinds of European and global fall-out there will be from Brexit. One thing is for sure, though: welcome to a time of great concern and anxiety for anyone who prefers to know exactly what is going on.
While the world attempts to come to terms with the Brexit uncertainties, perhaps this is a terrific time to seek certainty. Because as much as life will always throw small and big uncertainties at us, there is stability and dependability and consistency to be had.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) Trusting sincerely in God, the Lord of all (including Brexit), offers a constant source of correct guidance in our lives.
By not relying upon our own understanding, best efforts or Brexit strategies, we can overcome the uncertainty that relying upon such things will inevitably bring.
Placing God at the centre of our lives (“in all our ways”) provides us with an anchor of proven direction, leadership and reliability. Something the Brexit eruption is going to struggle to sort out, any time soon.