There are things that happen to us in this world that can cause us to shake in our boots. We can get bad news from a doctor’s report, a news report, a bank statement, something we hear from our child or something that’s gone wrong on the job. When we hear these things, we have a choice how to react.
The Bible says that “we can choose whom we will serve” (see Joshua 24:15). When a bad report comes our way, do we choose to serve fear, doubt or worry, or do we choose to serve the Lord? Deuteronomy 30:19 says that we have an opportunity to choose life or death, blessing or cursing…and we should choose life! When things look bad, that’s the time to choose to believe God and “double up” on the good news in the Bible.
I’ll show you what I mean. I like to drink soda, but it’s not that good for me. My doctor, who specializes in nutrition, told me, “I’ll make you a deal. I’ll let you drink soda if you’ll drink twice as much water right afterwards.” In other words, if I drink six ounces of soda, he wants me to immediately drink twelve ounces of water. The water can help flush the soda out of my system.
We can use the Word of God the same way. Every time we hear bad news, we can flush it out with “twice as much” good news.” If you hear a bad report about finances, find double the amount of Scripture on finances from the Word. If you get bad news about sickness or disease, find twice as many promises of healing to override what you heard in the natural. We live in the flesh, and we’re going to react according to our flesh unless we override it with the Word of God. You can choose life today…double up on the good news in God’s Word and flush out the fear and doubt!