2019 – THURSDAY 07 FEBRUARY
DEALING WITH A BAD REPORT
On Tuesday 05 Feb 2019 I was told that my cancer count had quickly risen again – after undergoing extensive tests and some treatments.
It is now necessary to begin an extended series of treatments to control it.
I believe in God’s help through both miracles and medicines.
THIS WAS NOT THE REPORT I WAS EXPECTING.
Here is how I try to deal with bad reports when they enter my world.
NEVER ACCEPT – WHAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT
The expectation of the righteous shall not be cut off.
Don’t accept it as your fate – keep on expecting God to work by His mighty power.
NEVER PUT A BAD REPORT – ABOVE A GOOD PROMISE
Bad reports come and go.
They are not the end of the matter.
The promises of God are always – Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus.
Keep your promises from God – on top of and ruling over – the bad reports of men.
ALLOW YOURSELF A DOWN DAY
I allow myself one down day of disappointment after I get bad news.
But when the next new day arrives – get up, look up, get active, and get back to believing and rejoicing.
KEEP YOUR FRIENDS INFORMED
Your friends are those people who are supporting you and praying for you. They are not strangers who suddenly appear in your time of need.
The strength of your friends love and prayers will help carry you through. Don’t keep it a secret.
PLAN YOUR FUTURE WITH FRESH FAITH
When something bad happens – look for how God can turn it around for good. There is no failure or disappointment that takes God by surprise. He has an incredible plan for your life.
Get up and declare – God is not finished with me yet.
GET SOME LAUGHTER HAPPENING
Bad reports can make you get all spiritual and morbid.
Get happy – with happy people.
Don’t let your time be wasted with a gathering of ghouls.
GET BUSY SPREADING GOOD NEWS
Good news lifts – bad news depresses. Turn your bad news into your testimony of God’s faithfulness – and how your church family have rallied to help.
There are good things happening every day for those who believe.
JESUS IS LORD OF ALL.