In our world it is so easy to be overwhelmed by all the bad news that filters in to everything we see and hear. We are definitely living in difficult times.
Today I was reading in Philippians 4.
Verse 6 says: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Verse 7: And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Verse 8: Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things.
Is the Bible telling us to ignore the bad news and live in a fantasy world where nothing bad can come? No. It is telling us that instead of focusing our attention on all that is evil around us we should focus our attention on the ONE who holds our lives in His hands and trust Him. Think on the things that build our faith, not the things that tear it down. God is faithful to us. He will never leave us or forsake us. We can trust Him with our lives. Think about that. He loves you. He wants His best for you. He will change you and draw you closer to Him and His heart.
He is good and His mercy endures forever.