Negative headlines, terrorism, death – it’s too much. Life is too much sometimes.
How do I have better understanding it?
How do I encourage others who have also dealt with bad news?
Scrolling through stories online which often provide in-depth details of horrible events can often make one feel desensitised to bad news – however, that’s never the case with me. As a journalist especially, I can’t help but do deep research into stories that have literally perplexed and upset me.
Incidents ranging from coating an entire tower block in cladding – the most flammable plastic resulting in a fire which then led to the death of hundreds (bodies still yet to be identified over a week after fire), to driving a van into people leaving a mosque after their prayers, to the rising number of stabbings in London, to even knowing someone personally, sadly and unexpectedly passing away.
This year has been weird! So many shocks and turns; you literally never know what’s around the corner.
But you know the one thing I cling onto and never changes on me? My faith and belief in God as a Christian. I have comfort in knowing that these circumstances and ‘wtf’ moments are temporary, and greater days genuinely are ahead. Although life can be very tough, I continue to encourage and show love to all around me going through stuff. Sometimes just being a positive ray of light can do so much to someone’s day!
Psalm 119: 30
I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I have set my heart on your laws.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
There are lots of more examples! These are just a couple of my faves. I guess the question I’d like to ask anyone reading this, is WHERE does your faith lie? How do you heal after going through things? Please find your place of peace – and let it be rooted by faith!
Thanks for reading