Bad News Sucks
Bad news sucks. That’s right. Bad news sucks the breath right out of you. We have all been there, in some capacity, when bad news reaches our ears. Our first response might be our fight or flight response. Fear and disassociation as waves after wave crash and suck us under. Our next response might involve our emotions. We cry and rage and tremble and everything in between. The waves are rough and we struggle hard against the current. Our best response is our heart response, when we turn to God; the waves calm and we find peace.
Psalm 112:7 NIV “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” Handing over bad news to God sets us free from the fear. Our senses are quieted and our emotions are quelled. Our hearts lean into the Lord’s hands and we are reassured. Trusting in God’s plan may involve our head and our emotions, but it definitely depends upon our hearts. Committing ourselves to God involves all of ourselves; mind, emotions and heart. Love is always the best response to any news. Good news or bad news; God’s got us covered with His Love. God’s love is the Best News; Jesus’ love is the Good News, and the Holy Spirit’s love declares the News. Love News means we can be reassured in any news we might hear, good or bad. Have no fear of bad news, instead be steadfast and trust in the Lord.