Week beginning: 26th June, 2016

By Debbie Woods | Manchester

"[God] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfilment-to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ."

Ephesians 1:9-10 (NIV)

He holds the future

We now know the result of the referendum but as was admitted on both sides, whether "in" or "out", we couldn't fully know the long term implications whichever way it went. In the lead up you may have been concerned whether your area of study or legal practice would be impacted, or not; or like me whether I will have an EU law course to teach, or not! Perhaps you take these things in your stride. Perhaps you are a worrier.

In Ephesians Paul tells us "God has purposed… [planned]… to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ". He is in control. He is working His purposes out and His plans will not be thwarted.

We may not have the answers we seek to the detail of our futures, but we know that the whole universe will one day be united in Christ and that should give us fortitude, strength, confidence and hope to cope with whatever lies before us.

Prayer points:

1. Pray that we will have hope and confidence in God's sovereignty and His good plan for us.
2. Pray that we will serve Him, in obedience to His Word, with our work and our lives, whatever the future holds.