I read a devotion this week, reminding me to set boundaries on what my heart can handle. This year, I’ve been reading a daily devotional, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, which I LOVE! I will share what was written -
The media relentlessly proclaim bad news: for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A steady diet of their fare will sicken you.
There are many negative things happening in our world right now. Some make me angry, some make me cry, and some just bewilder me. Some, maybe even most, news broadcasts try to sprinkle in a positive story during their hour, but in most cases, the negative drowns out the good.
My heart can only handle so much. I believe it is important to know what is happening around you, but know your heart's limitations on what it can handle.
What do I mean by that? For me, I have to limit what I hear. Have you ever heard a story on the news or found something out for yourself and you couldn’t stop trying to dig deeper to find out as much as you could about that event or story? Only to find the more you dug, the darker it seemed. Affected your mood, and maybe your outlook on life. It start