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Good News is Good For You

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.” Proverbs 15:30 NLT

Many of us take the opportunity at the beginning of a new year to establish new patterns. I am not certain that resolutions are very effective in the long run, but decisions that are made in the beginning of a new year to make changes for the better are certainly valuable. Our health is certainly an important part of those decisions. Diet and exercise are important components of good health, but the writer tells us that there is another component that we may be overlooking and ought to consider. Good news! 

It turns out that the news you use, impacts your health and the life you live.

We can certainly debate the role of the media in our lives, but I think that we can all agree that the media’s main objective is to capture your attention, not make to your healthier. When the media captures your attention by preying on your fears, it is profitable for them to do so. But following perilous news stories is not the prescription for your good health. 

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.” 

It might be an oversimplification, but it needs to be asked. What news do you seek? Do you get consumed following the latest tragedies and worries, or are you seeking the news that leads to good health? There is good news to be found:

“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. ” For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 ESV

This next week and into the next year, let us bring joy with a cheerful look, and let us be those that seek and spread good news. There is no better news to spread than the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

In His Hands,