Some people run to tragedy just to look at it . It draws attention and I think they want to share the excitement. That is not me. I take a look to see if I can be of help or go get help. After that I am either involved or go on with my life elsewhere.
Somewhere along the way I got the idea that I am supposed to keep up on the news. That sounds good off the top of your head. Lately the news has gone to opinion and sensationalism . Later you find out it was very inaccurate reporting. There goes my trust in the news.
Have you noticed the overload of disasters going on ? It seems to be enough to give some people I know a brand of PTSD.
We are supposed to be the light of the word as believers. Jesus said in the end times the world would have a multitude troubles and disasters and wars. He also said He would make provision for us. If we trust Him we have this promise, hope and power to be the light in the darkness. It seems we are back to trust and obey there is no other way to be happy in Jesus.
I have a new perspective. Watching the news I can now be caused to pray over everything I see and hear. I am committing it to Jesus. He is the one I am yoked with and pray His will and providence into those situations. i don't need to carry them around as a burden. If I do get a burden for something it means there is something He wants to do through me in the situation and He will tell what that is. He will also empower me to do it.
I know the bigger the darkness and mess the enemy makes the bigger the goodness of God will be. I trust Him.
Peace be with you all.