by Heather Tietz
He will not be afraid of evil news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established. He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries. He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.
September 11, 2001, was a day of evil news.
Working people, vacationers, and families died like soldiers, swept into a war they never signed up for. There was evil news everywhere we turned.
But evil will not prevail.
We know that inevitably, God will bring good news out of tragedy for those who 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 – even evil things – never take Him by surprise. 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 we have Jesus who is “resurrection and life” (John 11:25).
Dear Lord, Thank You for being a Good News God. Please cast out all my fear and help me to steadfastly trust in You. I love You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Read all ten verses of Psalm 112. What are some benefits the psalmist names that come to those who trust the Lord? Which benefits do I most desire? What are some ways I can apply this chapter to my life?