8/6 Psalm 112:7

7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.

The people who fear the LORD and delight in His word are promised good things in this psalm. They are generous, merciful, gracious and just in their dealings with others. They and their children are blessed. But the one verse to consider today also shows us their attitude toward bad news.

Because they fear the LORD, they conduct their lives in a way that is guilt free. When they hear something discouraging, there is no need to search their hearts to see if it is the discipline of God. They search their hearts continually and order their lives in accord with God's Word. That is why their hearts are firm when they hear bad news. They know situations come and go. What seems catastrophic today can turn out to be a blessing tomorrow. If they are right with God, there is no need to fear. God will see them through whatever comes. They have kept the main thing as the main thing.

This peace of mind during times of testing is also the result of trusting the LORD. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and present in your situation. He cares for you. Nothing gets by Him or surprises Him. In the end you will prevail over whatever has come. Those who delighted in your temporary trouble will be upset as you rise above it all. You will be victorious while the wicked melt away. Your desire in the LORD will be satisfied, while their desire in the world will leave them empty.

Remember: When you are tempted to fear, and when your heart is tempted to be shaken, trust the LORD. Take great delight in His Word.