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00254 - Avoid the Drip Drip of Bad News

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

We are saturated by bad news these days. Using social media, news stories can circulate the world within minutes of an event happening and with a world our size, things happen all the time.

Bad news saturates us these days. Having our brain subjected to story after story, picture after bad picture. You can end up feeling numb, detached from reality, always expecting the worst and having a gloomy outlook, feeling down and depressed most times.

John 10:10 says ‘The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.’ (TLB) Isn’t it good that we can avoid the bad news around us and focus on the author and finisher of our faith. The good news of Jesus has turned our lives from misery to miracle. Thank you Lord, that in this news noisy world, I can find peace in You.


The best news story of our lifetime - Jesus.


Lord, help me to focus more on You and less on the bad news, which can so easily overwhelm me. Amen.

Action Point

Have you thought about doing a news fast for a week? You will be amazed at how much brighter your outlook will be.

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(TLB) The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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