Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar” (which is En Gedi). And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
II Chronicles 20:2‭-‬3 NKJV

When we receive bad news, the first thing that attacks us is fear. We may receive bad news about our health, our children, our employment, or something else. The devil’s job is to get us to dwell on that bad news and show us all the ways it can negatively impact our lives.

When fear knocks at our door, the first thing we need to do is seek the Lord. We get God involved when we seek the Lord. We seek the Lord through prayer and/or fasting.

God will give us a plan of action. He’ll direct us to His word for peace and encouragement. He’ll have us listen to ministers speak about that subject to build our faith in Him because faith comes by hearing (Rom. 10:17). He may have us confess the opposite of what we’re experiencing. He’ll give us a plan to better the situation.

Negative events will happen. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself. Use it as an opportunity to get closer to God.