Tired of “bad news” that brings you down, makes you feel conflicted, worried and helpless? It’s considered common knowledge that bad news sells papers and even TV journalists seem to follow that same philosophy. So, instead of hearing about the good Boy Scout who helped the lady across the street, you’ll be more likely to hear of a lawsuit that a lady filed against the city because she sprained her ankle in a pot hole.
DO YOU EVER GET TIRED IF THE DRAMA OF LIFE? SADLY, IT’S UNAVOIDABLE. BUT, THE GOOD NEWS IS, MOST OF LIFE’S DRAMA IS TEMPORARY.
Example: The day I got married we learned that our tuxedos were the wrong color. Talk about drama! Fortunately we ended up with the right colors in the end. The drama came and went. More often than not, our worries don’t unfold they way we fear. In fact, I’ve heard, 90% of what we’re worry about will never come to be. Furthermore, to 10% that does happen is not as bad as we thought.
Philippians 4:8 tells us to think about good things. Can we do it?
Today, it’s all good news… “God’s Got This!“
Now Jesus said, in John 16:33, that we will have trouble in this world but also; we should not be dismayed because He has overcome the world.
LET’S LOOK AT SOME TROUBLES IN THE BIBLE. A condemned woman was guilty (John 8) and supposed to be executed but Jesus came and rescued her right after He dismissed her accusers. Joseph in Genesis was abused, persecuted, falsely accused and imprisoned but he remained faithful to God. His affliction, however, became affection for God who rescued him. Remember Galatians 6:9 that encourages us to keep doing good things.
(GOD CAN TAKE A GRAVE SITUATION AND TURN IT INTO SALVATION)
Also, remember today’s good news for all your troubles, “God’s got this.“
“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)
The Lord has all power which is incomprehensible but also available to us.
SUGGESTED PRAYER FOR THE TROUBLED HEART: Father God, I give you all my troubles and ask you to bolster my faith with Your ever-present Spirit. Give me Your power to get through the drama of life and bless me with Your joy to elevate my spirit for hope in a bright future with You by my side. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN