When All the News is Bad News

Elihu's Corner


I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lordin the land of the living!
Wait for the Lordbe strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Psalm 27.13-14, ESV

I typically try to limit my consumption of “the news” because being prone to depression, it interferes with my ability to stay positive. No matter which party runs the government or what year in which I find myself, ninety-nine percent of news is bad. Greed, corruption, selfishness, egotism, and a lust for power have plagued people for millennia. There really is nothing new under the sun.

Because there are people I love who are working without pay due to the recent government shutdown, I’ve been watching the headlines with greater frequency, hoping for resolution.

Unfortunately, the news has been disheartening at best.

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