Views from the Pews – Rev David Everett

Rev David Everett, Vicar of Market Weighton, Goodmanham and Sancton.
Rev David Everett, Vicar of Market Weighton, Goodmanham and Sancton.

If there is one thing which I think we can all agree on at the moment and that is that the events of the last few weeks have brought about a great deal of uncertainty!

We may not agree on the benefits of the outcome of the EU referendum vote, but the result is certainly going to bring about some changes.

All Saints Church, Market Weighton, on Londesborough Road.

All Saints Church, Market Weighton, on Londesborough Road.

We already know that the financial markets do not like uncertainty.

The currency and stock markets took a beating immediately the result was announced although they have recovered somewhat since.

This has been compounded by the uncertainty caused by the changing leadership in our two main political parties.

There is genuine concern about our relationship with our European neighbours going forward and how the Brexit decision will affect trade and jobs.

So how do you deal with change?

Do you see the possibilities and relish the new opportunities that the situation brings or are you someone who gets weighed down by the downsides of the new environment and become weighed down or scared by the uncertainty of the situation?

I think that I am generally a “glass half-full” person.

I do see the possibilities and opportunities and seek to move forward positively although I am aware that not everybody feels that way.

However, I think I find it easier because I am a Christian and believe that God loves me and wants what is best for me and those I love.

I believe he holds us in the palm of his hand and cares for us.

So dealing with change and uncertainty when we trust in the God who loves can be less stressful and challenging and knowing that he loves us means we can deal with the uncertainty more positively.