by Heather Tietz
He will not be afraid of evil news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
September 11, 2001, was a day of evil news. Working people, vacationers, families, died like soldiers, swept into a war they never signed up for. There was evil news everywhere we turned.
We serve a good-news God. We know that inevitably, God will bring good news out of tragedy for those that love Him (Romans 8:28). He is our Rescuer, after all, our Redeemer, our Savior. He doesn’t just save us once. He saves us daily when we ask when we listen, and when we live confessing our sins.
God saves us from temptation, from evil, from ourselves. Bad things are never a surprise to God. He knows all. He has a plan, a good plan, and we are a part of it. Good news is coming. Believe it!
Stay steadfast with God. Live like you love Him. Live like you love others. When your time of living is through, when that fact seems like evil news, remember your Good News God. “Better is the end of a thing than its beginning,” Ecclesiastes 7:8 says. Our end is a new beginning. Even death will become good news too because you have Jesus who is “resurrection and life” (John 11:25).