What To Do with Bad News

“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” (Psalm 112:7)

In the world we live in, there is no shortage when it comes to the reporting of bad news. It’s nearly impossible to check your news feed without having minor heart palpitations. You could, of course, choose not to watch it and block all of the major news outlets on social media. But what about elsewhere in your life?

What about when you hear the news that your hours are getting cut at work?

Or when you learn that your child is failing one of his classes?

Or when you receive a bad report from the doctor?

Or even just that ominous overcast of the dreaded phrase:
“We need to talk…”

Bad news is unavoidable, but just because it’s unavoidable doesn’t mean that you have to believe and accept every report.

God has your best interests in mind, and through whatever news you’re facing, you are promised His peace and presence.

You can focus on the stress of your situation or the strength God has given you through His Spirit.

It’s up to you. And while you may not be able to determine the news you receive, you can determine how you receive it.

Faith makes bad news bearable.

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