Does Good News Exist?

Psalms 4:6
Many are asking, "who can show us any good?"

Psalms 14:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news.

Romans 12:9
 Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Nehemiah 8:10
"Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength."

1 Thessalonians 2:20
Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

It seems, that in today's world, everyone is looking for bad news. How many headlines do we see in newspapers and on television about something great that has happened? Not very many. Everyone seems to be drawn to bad news. We can't wait to get the scoop on celebrities when we catch wind of their dirty deeds. We anticipate what type of fatalities and horror may show up on the six o'clock news. Just about everything we here of in the media is bad. "Who can show us any good?" (Ps 4:6) We dwell on the bad news in life and wonder why we get so discouraged. Where can we get some good news?

When the day has been full of negativity and bad news, we can turn to the Lord. In the midst of a bad day, if you will just take a few minutes to think about all the good God has done, it will restore your joy and brighten your day. There is a well of good news that comes from God and it overflows with joy and happiness. The greatest news I ever heard was Jesus died so I may be free and He rose to life so that I may live. Wait, there is more good news, Jesus is coming back for us one day and He is moving us into paradise. Wow! That is great news!

Do not allow bad news to steal your joy. Thank Jesus for what you have and let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Allow what He has done for you make your heart cheerful. In the rainy season of bad news, cling to what is good. What is good? God is good!

Do not let the weight, troubles, and sorrow of the world bring you down. In the world, there is bad news around every corner. The devil is lurking there waiting to steal your joy. The devil knows that if he can steal your joy, then you will get weak and will not be able to fight him off. Do not allow him to take your joy! The devil and the world are liars, the joy of the Lord is your strength! Think about what God has brought you out of. Think about the blessings that God has put in your life. Think about the chains that used to tie you down; the chains that Jesus broke when He came into your life. Think about the heavy burdens that He lifted from you. Think about your husband or your wife that He delivered and set free. Think about that child that was hooked on drugs that Jesus tore off the addiction and set their feet on a straight path. Praise Him, thank Him! Let His praises be on your lips constantly and let thanksgiving dwell in your heart for Him all the days of your life. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord! Be glad you are a child of God! Get caught up in His presence and celebrate His wonder and His majesty! There is hope, there is forgiveness, there is mercy, there is peace, there is happiness, because of the Lord God Almighty- there is good news!

Father, I pray that you will give me joy in a sad and broken world. Let me always be reminded of the great news of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let my light shine in every dark corner. Let my peace and my constant happiness bear witness for you among others. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.


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