by John Michalak
The LORD is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, even then I will be confident.
Psalm 27:1, 3
To watch the news is to live in fear. Local news reports on the latest violence in your neighborhood. National news speaks of the latest bombings and threats of war. In an election year, you’re prodded with the fear of who might become President and what this could mean for your future.
Who could blame you for hiding under the covers, paralyzed by this world so out of control?
But no matter how oppressive it feels, fear is usually a trick of the mind. It’s really triggered, or shut down, by what you choose to focus on.
What…or who…are you focusing on? More importantly, who do you trust?
The Bible is a newscast. It doesn’t hide the bad news. But, it also delivers good news. Really, the best news. In a world so out of control, it broadcasts the headline that you really have nothing to fear. It narrows your focus on the God above all things, the one who you can trust. The God who strengthens you and can deliver you from this dangerous world.
Where do you get your news? Trust in this holy and loving God who is your light and salvation.