Saturday, January 29, 2022

Jesus is there, interceding for us

by JAMES NORIEGA Contributing Writer
| January 14, 2022 1:00 AM

Psalm 112:6-8 — [6] For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. [7] He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. [8] His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.

What is it about bad news that keeps us in fear? Verse 6 says, “The righteous will never be moved”. How do we obtain that righteousness? It is from Jesus Christ dying on the cross and giving us His righteousness. My question is, how does a man dying on a cross two thousand years ago help us with bad news today? I believe the first thing we need to consider is how we define the bad news. I know that there can be different severities of bad news, but I think the principle remains the same. The principle is that you believe that God has your very best at heart in all matters. That no matter what news comes your way, because of what Christ did on the cross; we can remain joyful, satisfied and thankful at the worst of times. Look at how God defines us in verse 6 through 8 in the middle of bad news.

  • Un-moved (verse 6)
  • Not afraid (verse 7)
  • Firm heart (verse 7)
  • Trust’s God (verse 7)
  • Steady Heart (verse 8)
  • Not afraid (verse 8)

These are promises God gives us when we are in the worst of times. Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross, we don’t have to worry about tomorrow, because Jesus is already there interceding for us.

James Noriega is executive director of the Bonner Gospel Mission. He can be reached at phone at 208-263-263-6698; or by email at

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