Good News About Bad News

In case you haven’t noticed, most of the news these days is bad news. Even the Weather Channel, which is supposed to be about weather, shares bad news. It’s sensational and ridiculous all at the same time. If you just listen to the regular television channels you will think that there’s no good news anywhere.

When hubby and I met we didn’t know what we would have ahead of us. We didn’t know there would be some bad news mixed in with the good news. But here we are all these decades later and what do you think we talk about the most? The good news we encountered along the way! Why would we want to talk about the bad news? And amazingly there was good news mixed into the bad news. So even when we recall the bad news we got it’s always followed by the amazing outcome – which was such good news.

Oh beloved, none of us can stop bad news. You may be in the middle of some of the worst news you’ve ever heard. But that doesn’t mean good news isn’t happening in your life. God is speaking this morning to you and me. He never says focus on the mud and muck. He says lift up your head, your redemption is drawing near! He says even as you shed tears, He is bottling them up and making notes about them. Losses happen and there’s nothing we can do about that. But there’s always a bonus in loss. That’s ridiculous in the natural. But God says that He is working all things together for your good. All things. It’s not that you are learning how to ignore the bad news. It’s that you are learning to put it in its place. Under the Blood. Beneath the Cross. Stepping over it with the Word of God. Bad news may impact your life, but Good News says I AM that I AM and I will come quickly.

Deliverance is your best news. He will deliver you. He will teach you how to dance upon disappointment. Not dancing alone, beloved, but dancing with Him. And even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, there’s good news! Goodness and Mercy will follow you all the days of your life!

God loves you and He’s for you. Bad news it’s Monday. Good news Jesus had a plan for this day that includes you. Run to the Lord this morning and give Him all the bad news. Let Him show you in the Spirit all the good news you are meant to encounter. And live in the Light of the Best News of All – you are saved and delivered and ready for the return of Christ!

Luke 21:28 But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.

Psalm 43:5 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!

Isaiah 61:3 To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The cloak of praise instead of a disheartened spirit. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Psalm 112:7 They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.

About Rebekah Beene

In a Women’s meeting in 1983, I went up for prayer and to see if God had “anything for me”. The woman of God who was praying for people spoke over my life. She said these words: “You will write books. You can go to the bank on it. Rivers of living water will flow from your belly…”
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