Bad news.  It seems to come from anywhere, and sometimes it comes from everywhere.  From a child’s disappointing test result in school to a devastating test result in a doctor’s office.  From a family conflict to a full-blown family meltdown.  From a few unexpected bills to complete financial reversal.  And then there’s what’s going on in the world around us.  Newspaper headlines scream it.  News reporters open their broadcasts with it.  Media talk shows spend hours hashing and rehashing it, over and over and over and….  And that doesn’t even include what social media does with it.  Then, mix in the simple challenges of daily life, and you might suddenly scream, “Enough is enough!”  Even when you try counting your blessings (and you should!), the boisterous onslaught of bad news almost seems to drown out everything else.  When that happens, it’s time to take a look at Psalm 112:7.  “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”  I can’t tell you how many times that one verse has helped me cope with what often appears to be a constant onslaught of bad news.  Meditate on that word “fixed.”  It literally means “to stand erect, to be firmly established, to be ready.”  A complete trust in your Lord will give you that fixed heart, and that fixed heart will remove the fear that bad news can bring.  Anchor your trust in your loving, sovereign, omnipotent God and, although the news may still be bad, you’ll echo the words of King David in Psalm 57:7, “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.”