As Britain approaches uncertain constitutional challenges, and the elected Parliament faces being prorogued, it is time to reflect on how we got here and how we should react. In the 2016 referendum, British voters were asked whether we should leave the European Union. There was misinformation in the lead up to the vote, and the country spoke accordingly.
With a leave vote secured the nation began the process of negotiations. The process ended the political careers of two Prime Ministers, and the third now seeks to dictate terms for Brexit without Parliament, or perhaps a suitable deal with the remaining countries of the European Union.
There seems to be little thought to consequences as long as the political agenda is fulfilled.
I find these frightening times, and therefore, must hold to the faith that God is in command no matter what the political elite or even popular opinion have in mind. We may be heading for upheaval, but I must “fear no evil, for the Lord is with me.” May His rod and staff comfort me. And He prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies.
As Paul wrote in Romans,
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (vs 35-39).”