So much of today’s news is negative and can be discouraging. While we need to be aware of evil in the news, we cannot allow ourselves to become overwhelmed by it. I’m reminded of Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the tares. The good wheat grows alongside the tares or weeds. This is similar to the news that we receive on a daily basis. There’s both good and bad. So remind yourself to look at the good in the world. The sun still shines, the birds sing, and the flowers are blooming. Behind all of it—the good and the bad—is a spiritual struggle. But we should also remind ourselves that above it all is a God who is redeeming all of it, and someday followers of Jesus can look forward to the good news of a renewed creation when Christ returns.