Do not be afraid.
Do not assume that since our minds are filled with world chaos and multiplied distraction that our God is off on vacation. He isn't.
There is a lot to see today. Gasoline prices rising as well as food, clothing, and utilities. Egypt went up or came down, dependent of the eventual outcome, in protest. Two warships from Iran seek permission to pass through the Suez Canal. Israel calls it provocation. Teachers Unions in Wisconsin are erupting with anger. And....Albert Puhols and the Cardinals could not reach contract agreement over millions and millions while a huge segment of the general populace goes unfed and poorly clothed. Shame on them.
Our eyes are filled with threat, anger, and self-indulgence; others and our own. Lest we see too much, may our faith-eyes kick in to keep us anchored upon the truth of Jesus. It is in him that we overwhelmingly conquer. Whether in life or death, whether blessed by angels or assaulted by demons, we will always know victory.
A believer does not have to have good reports to see a "yes". We have Jesus. We believe his eyes over ours. He could see Lazarus arising in the midst of Martha's irritation and Mary's wasteful scolding. Jesus knows victory and it is in every moment.
Let the good reports and the bad reports mix. Remain abreast of the current events. But do not lose heart. Though the outer man decays or is under threat of decay, we are renewed day by day. God said so.