How faith helps me to deal with bad news

Negative headlines, terrorism, death – it’s too much. Life is too much sometimes.

Why?

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.

 

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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.

 

Romans 10:10

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.

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2 Corinthians 5:7

For we live by faith, not by sight.

 

Isaiah 40:29

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

 

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