I learned a few years ago to stop paying so much attention to the news. I am a lot happier now!
I used to pour over the alarmist headlines and fill my head with all the doom and gloom of the world, and then wonder why it was so hard to walk with the joy of the Lord.
Yes, times are bad, but we don’t need the news to tell us this. On the other hand, Psalm 37:18-19 says:
The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
That’s good news! But it is hard to believe if we keep focusing on all that is negative. We need to live by a different economy: God’s economy. The world’s economy shakes, but we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken (Heb.12:28).
God is not the kind of Father that is going to let you down. But you have to believe and trust. That means resisting the doom and gloom and focusing on the truth in God’s Word.
I still skim the headlines, but I don’t pour into the negative articles. Pouring into Scripture is much healthier. The days get darker, but God doesn’t change and He hasn’t stopped loving us. When it’s darkest, the stars can shine brightest. I want to make the most of these days and point others to the SON. He is the light of the world, and because of Him our future is BRIGHT!
You will find more strength for faith if you turn off the news. You’ll still hear about the news that you really need to know.
Try a re-run of Andy Griffith instead.