How To Deal With The Hope Sucking News
Posted: Thursday, August 17
2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21
Verse of the Day:
With every bone in my body I will praise him: “Lord, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?” (Psalm 35:10 NLT)
The news is depressing, huh? Women being beat up for their car, racists acting crazy, people shot almost every day, and it seems like not a single person can agree on any topic. With news and opinions at our finger tips every second of the day it’s hard to escape the bombardment of what’s happening. Not to mention that negative headlines lend to grab our attention far more regularly. When we fear someone carjacking us or that North Korea wants to nuke us, it can be hard to feel safe at all.
A reassuring truth is that Christians have a legit bonus to life that non-Christians don’t. When we have a relationship with God, there’s an extra security factor that comes into effect. Yes, bad things happen to Christians. But the Bible is very specific about the Heavenly hedge of protection that comes to believers.
Today’s Psalm is hope for believers. In the moments when we feel helpless, who can rescue us from the strong? God can! Who else can protect us when we are being robbed? God can, and He will! Christians can grasp tightly to this hope that even in the midst of a messed up world, we have a protector far more powerful than any nut job’s evil ambitions, wiser and more resourceful than any human leader, and more loving than any activist movement. When you fear, hope in Jesus. When you are cheated, tell Jesus. The hope sucking news of today might be the end of the line for the world, but it’s only a temporary measure for Christians today.