“No News Is Good News Or Is It?”
Updated: Feb 7, 2022
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My grandma used to say “No news is good news.” It makes me smile when I think of her saying that.
She actually had a good point. The past few years have been different than anything I could ever of thought up in my mind. It’s like watching a “B” movie accept it actually happened.
There are so many ways we can get the news of what’s going on in our local area, the country we live in, and the world. We can turn on several 24 hour news channels. We can have it sent to our email. We can have an app on our phone. We can scroll social media and one of our friends will probably share what’s going on. Some people still get a newspaper for their news updates.
But with so many conflicting reports it can all be overwhelming and cause division without knowing what is really going on. We don’t know who to believe. One thing we can agree on is that there is more bad news than good news from these sources. They thrive on drama and negativity.
If we believed everything we heard in the news and that’s all we listened to we would probably have major anxiety issues. I know people that watch the news from the moment they get up until they go to bed. They have the news filling their minds.
Whatever you fill your mind with is what you will dwell on and it will affect your thoughts, actions, and words. It will affect how you interact with others and how you live your life.
When your confidence is in whatever “they” are saying, you are getting a false confidence.
That’s why it is so important to shut out the world. Turn off the news. Stop scrolling and unsubscribe to so many voices.
Have you ever noticed that you become like the people you spend time with the most? You will start saying and doing things they do without realizing it.
The same thing can happen with the news you see and hear. It will come out of you and spill into the lives of others.
One of my favorite Bible verses is “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
A lot of people will use the excuse they need to know what’s going on in the world. Yes you do. But don’t dwell on it. When we put our hope in a political leader or someone who is promising big things, we are getting a false confidence that God never intended. I want to encourage you to spend more time listening to, reading from, and watching godly men and women.
Make sure you don’t just listen to them because someone else told you about them. Do your own research.
Make sure the person is not all fluff and sharing the latest feel good message.
We are responsible for our own Bible study and learning. Don’t leave all the studying up to someone else so you listen to a 15 minute sermonette and think that can sustain for the week. To live in this fallen world we need to know who we are in Christ and feeding your mind the Word of God daily is how you do it.
If your mind stays filled with the Word of God more than the news of this world you will be able to live a life of trust and confidence in Christ no matter what news you see and hear from others.
You don't have to be strong in your own power. The bible says in Ephesians 6:10-18 " Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
Make sure that you remember that No news is no news and Good news is found in Jesus Christ.