Faithful Friday: Bad News

11 October 2013

It's was my plan to share something different with you all today but there is just something that has been pressing on my heart. All week long I have been reminded of my problem with handling bad news or worrying about receiving bad news. Honestly I thought I was just having a season of worry but now I realize that God is trying to help me to see where I am not giving him full control. Two of my favorite bloggers Chelsea and Caroline posted on similar topics about being content and hearing God's voice. Even in their post God spoke to me again as I shared one of my favorite scriptures with Chelsea.

There are so many areas of my life that I feared bad news. I feared bad news in the area of my fertility, I feared bad news where the safety of my family is concerned, I feared bad news on the direction if my future. I can say without a doubt those are areas where I have absolutely no control. So why was I in fear of bad news? Why does anyone fear bad news?

For me I feared bad news because:

  • I lack control in those areas.
  • I have huge hopes and dreams that I was afraid to not accomplish.
  • I had not given God full control over my life.

That last bullet is the biggest point. I had not given God control and put my full trust in his abilities! Why not though? With all that he's consistently shown me and provided for me why didn't I trust Him to care for these things. These issues are no match for Him, women get pregnant and have babies every day, my husband has been coming home to me everyday safely for the last 8 years, we've never been homeless or hungry, we've never had extreme illness. And even if we did there much evidence that God could deliver us like he's done countless others.

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy            Psalm 111:7

The reason I am sharing this with you today is because I realize that I am not alone. Maybe you don't have fear about getting pregnant or hearing bad news about a love one. Maybe you fear being eternally single, sick, jobless, indecisive about your future, or unhappy. I want to remind you all and myself that we were not made to fear, but instead to have faith in God's ability to love us and to care for all of our needs. 

When I look back on things that used to worry me before I can see exactly how God worked them out for my good. My worrying was unnecessary and didn't help the situation one bit. God has been faithful to me in every area that I have show concern so what makes these fears any different. It's important to remind ourselves of his faithfulness to us and others so that we continue to build our faith in his marvelous plan for our lives.

So I want to encourage you to join me in trusting God with all the things that you fear. Share you fears with Him and ask for him to deliver you from the fear of what would be your bad news. 

Your Turn: Will you join me? Is there am area of your life that you haven't given God control?


  1. Since starting my prayer journal, I have become more at peace with a lot of things, but there is one thing that I have peace one day about and not the others...getting pregnant. I also fear that something will happen to my hubby and what will life be like. I never want to think that way, but it seems to take over some days. These past two days, I woke up in a strange mood. I had baby making on the brain and I didn't want to be bothered. Today...I feel better, but especially since I read your post. I see and know that I HAVE to give God full control of this situation. With my personality, I want to plan and have everything organized, but I have to realize that it may not be that way all the time. God knows me from head to toe, so he knows what I feel each day, but its still something I want to work on everyday. Thank you for your post! How have you found peace with getting pregnant? What happens when you do think about it all the time?

  2. I feel you on this one, my friend. We don't have control over certain areas and that scares me too! We are such wimpy creatures when it comes to this. Like our amazing God can't handle our human problems? When I think of it this way, I feel so silly! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  3. Always love you being real!!!! A beautiful reminder that fear is NOT from the Lord!!! We rebuke all fear in Jesus' name!!! Thanks for the link up friend. Thanks for being real! Thanks for being YOU!

  4. Love this. Needed this. I am giving God full control. I have a hard time with control, but I am trusting in him. I know that he is going to lead me in the direction I need to be lead, give me the things that I need in my life, and show me what I need to see. I needed that verse as well. It has been a very hard week- but if I just let go and let God everything that I am worrying about will work out. Thank you Charity!!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing that verse, I needed to hear this!

  6. I always look forward to your Friday posts: it seems like what you write is always relevant for me. This week, I've been sick over money issues. We have less money in the bank now than we ever have and it makes me crazy because I can't fix it. I know God is dealing with me big time because this is one area that I always try to keep tight control over: He's reminding me daily that He's the one in control, and I have to have faith in Him (not my husband's paychecks) to provide.

  7. That you for sharing, girl! You are such an inspiration. I have a lot of things I need to just let go of, thank you for the reminder. :)

  8. So beautiful, heartfelt, and timely!! I know a big way to trust God right now for me/mu husband is for my hubby to find a job, and to continue to trust on God has already and continues to provide for us...and for me personally knowing He has me where he wants me in my job in youth ministry: too not get overly stressed out about the parents and sometimes low numbers but really focus He wants me to be faithful not successful!
    thank you for this reminder!

  9. Amen and Amen again! This post really hits home for me too. And I know you're right about #3 - God has to be given full control of our lives. It's not our place to plan without Him, but allow Him to live His life through us. In our Sunday School lesson today we were discussing the promises that God made to Abraham and how they were fulfilled. Even when it looked as if a lot of time was passing by between when God promised and when He fulfilled His promise, God was always in control and everything was done in His own time. When we take our eyes off of Him and start listening to others or looking at our present circumstances, we always fail. I'm still learning. Thanking God for His mercy and grace. :-)

  10. I found your blog through Simple Moments Stick and this post is just exactly what I needed to see. This post reminded me of one of my favorite verses - Luke 12:22-34 - and I need to remember it more often!


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