Saturday, April 13, 2013
DAY 44: Don’t Be Troubled!
“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” - Matthew 24:6
In the day of the 24 hour news cycle, we DEFINITELY hear of wars and rumors of wars. We also hear about the potential of every conflict covering the whole earth!
The news organizations are profit making enterprises and they learned long ago that “If it bleeds, it leads.” Disaster, calamity, crisis, murder and death make headlines and if you feature them, people will surf your website, read your blog, watch your newscast or news channel! THAT is why you are INUNDATED with bad news!
More than likely, that is a contributing factor to your general sense of anxiety and worry. But Jesus told us to NOT be troubled. Today, we’re going to obey His voice!
Today, you are taking a 24 hour fast from bad news. That might mean you don’t read the paper, don’t surf your favorite news websites, watch your stocks or watch your favorite evening talking head.
Live free from the rumors of wars for 24 hours and DON’T BE TROUBLED!
This might mean taking a one day break from social media as Facebook and Twitter are becoming agents for the 24 hour news cycle. Deactivate these programs from your phone or simply deactivate your account for 24 hours. I promise, you can live without it! Barely 5 years ago it wasn’t part of your life AT ALL! So today, lose the temptation to be troubled by cutting off troubling news!
You might like it so much that you never go back... (like me!)