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Don't Fear Bad News

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Receiving bad news can lead to miraculous recoveries in the good Lord...


Bad news is no good thing! However, we must trust in the Lord to rescue us in our time of need. When adversity arrives and we can’t return to sender, our faith will be fortified by the Word of God. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 


I encourage you to read a few verses ahead of this passage, reading Romans 8:26-27. Context is given concerning the circumstances that lead to us trusting that all things work together for the good of those who love God. This is a time of discomfort and weakness, when we don’t know what to pray for. This is when the Holy Spirit takes over, assisting us while conversing with God on our behalf.


Bad News doesn't prevent good from winning the day!
Don't Fear Bad News

When good news turns Bad


In October, my wife became pregnant with our first baby together. It was such exciting news! However, in November during our second prenatal visit, we were told that our baby’s measurement was a week behind. No heartbeat was detected either. 


That was a Thursday. The following Monday, we had another appointment. We were given options pertaining to how we wanted to commence with the miscarriage. Regardless of the doctor's diagnosis, we prayed with family and friends, believing in God to breathe life back into our baby. 


We chose to take the natural route pertaining to the miscarriage, trusting in the Lord to have His way. The process was very difficult and painful for my wife. In addition to the physical pain, the emotional effects of going through 2 weeks of daily contractions without birthing a child at the end of it all was beginning to take its toll on her as well.


God's Grace is Sufficent


It is now December 5th and my wife is just now feeling like herself again. She’s still a bit sore but no longer having contractions. Her energy is back up and our morale has become fortified in the Lord. I asked my wife for permission to share these details so that someone else may read this and have hope in their hardships. You may be asking what positivity we possibly could get out of losing our baby and suffering this way. 


Through all of this, God’s grace was sufficient. We may have started off in the process confused and disappointed but our heavenly Father’s love for us never wavered. Though we didn’t receive the result we wanted, the Lord assured us that He would bless us with healthy children but do so in His perfect timing. 


This was also a learning experience for us. Through this circumstance we discovered what God wanted us to learn. We had to learn to trust Him, even when things look terrible or don’t go our way. Even when the sky looks like it’s falling, we are to relinquish full control to Him. My wife and I are meticulous planners, even to the point of not fully considering God’s plans for us at times. This sometimes can get in the way of the secure and beneficial path He has laid before us.


when bad news is beneficial


It’s easy for us in our finite understanding to stand on what isn’t a sure foundation. In our own wisdom, we plan and plot, toil and tinker. There may not be anything morally wrong with what we are doing and planning but the Lord’s plans are always much more beneficial than even our most practically sound human strategies. Proverbs 16:9 and 19:21 teaches us God’s view on this idea. 


Proverbs 16:9 (AMP)

A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.


Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.


These two scriptures sum up how we are to be aware of the LORD’s plans for our lives. Getting pregnant when we did wasn’t the issue. How we tried to manipulate holding out pregnancy and our attitude when we found out was the issue. What we came to learn through this trial was that God intends for us to enjoy and nurture our marriage in the natural way He intended. 


We should not worry about when we get pregnant, what children will prevent us from being able to do, our projected timelines, or even the financial responsibilities that come with having children. The bottom line is that the righteous should not fear bad news because we place our confidence in the LORD.


There are many times in the Bible that bad things happened to good people. Disaster didn’t fall on them because they disappointed God or disrespected their fellow man. In the case of honorable lovers of the Lord, adversity occurred so that they could mature, draw nearer to God, prove the Lord’s redemptive qualities, and/or bless God by glorifying Him in some miraculous way. 


These examples among many others listed in the Bible are proof that our Heavenly Father doesn’t leave us high and dry in the desert of our suffering. But He looks intently into our circumstances, already prepared to work out the bad that has happened to us for our good. It is then our responsibility to trust that God’s Word is bond, believing in His almighty saving grace. In that way, we will witness the intimately divine intercede on our behalf in such a way that what was once bad news has been translated into good for our benefit and the Lord’s Namesake.

 


Be excited for how God changes the narrative for you from bad news to good tidings!
May heaven's report be good concerning you!

Thank You and God Bless!

Thank you for reading this blog. Your support and contribution is treasured here. Please continue to share this content so that God may work through us to be a benefit to others. I invite you to leave a comment and stay tuned in for the next blog. I pray that this blesses you and honor’s God. Let’s continue growing together as Kingdom Citizens in Christ. Show love, be kind, and trust in God. Thank you and God bless.


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