“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them…Then Elisha prayed: “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the servant, and he saw; the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha…Are not all angels spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?”
Psalm 34:7 2 Kings 6:17 Hebrews 1:14
Receiving bad news is never a pleasant thing. For me it takes time to process the message. I usually am shocked and respond negatively. Lately, though I am able to process the situation and send a prayer up for discernment. At least, that’s what I know I should do, but am not always successful. What I need do is ask God for wisdom and understanding and a way to cope with whatever the bad news may be in a positive and mature way. Sometimes, He will remind me that He has it covered and I need to be patient while He works in the solution. Patience is not my strongest suit. It just might be, however, that I will learn something new about myself and about God’s presence in my life.
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.”