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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bad News

How do you handle bad news? There are many phrases that can help the average person along the way. One such saying is When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. What happens when life hands us lemons, and grapefruit. And we, being human, add to our bitter citris punch-a splash of lime. Then others come along and pour in vinegar instead of water! I know what you're thinking, That sounds nasty!

Isn't that how life is sometimes? Just downright unpleasant? I heard an elderly man say 'In the meantime can be some mean times' and I agree. Life can throw us a problem or two and our human nature doesn't always help the situations very much. What do we do? How do we go on when life knock us down with bad news? How do we turn our lemon, grapefruit, lime and vinegar into anything drinkable???

Christ took on all of our sin, just to make our burden lighter. Matthew 11: 28-30 says "Come unto me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you will find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light".

We have to carry something, but Christ took on our burden, so we wouldn't have to be so heavily weighted down with it. We can live in a world filled with bad news and still find the good in it. Christ took on the bitterness of this world, so we could enjoy it's sweetness. He will take your bad news and show you something good. All you have to do is believe.




  1. I like this particular blog. I had just gotten some news from a friend of mine who was dealing with a difficult decision. It made me ask myself what I would do if I were in the same shoes. How would I encourage myself? What would I say or do? That's how this blog came to be...

  2. I often share with people the worst never happens. Often our human nature tends to repsond to circumstances, thinking the worst possible scenario, then our minds magnify it. Many times we are crippled from the fear of not knowing the outcome. Peter stepped from his comfort into a problem, walked on top of it until he realized he was on water. the enemy uses problems to take our eyes from Christ. That's what happened to Peter and that's what happens to us. My advice, look towards Jesus the author and finisher.