Sometimes the news is quite depressing! But I’ve discovered a wonderful way to respond – by taking it to the Lord in prayer.

This response is something that stood out to me in a study of the book of Habakkuk over nine years ago. I was just looking over the summary chart I created back then and was freshly inspired to have a Biblical perspective on the news! Even all these years later, as I’m trying to stay more current on the news through a Christian news outlet bookmarked on my phone, that Bible study is bearing fruit in my life today.

So, if you just happen to feel discouraged over everything that’s going on in our country and the world, I recommend reading and studying the book of Habakkuk. It just might change your perspective – now and nine years down the road! :)


“But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.”

Habakkuk 2:20 (NIV84)