A foot and a half of snow, oh no. News of earthquakes, snowstorms, health issues, political differences, economic questions, vehicle recalls, moral indiscretions, etc, etc, etc. can wear down a person's hope. One of the descriptors of God is that God is a God of hope (Romans 15:3), who can fill us with joy and peace as we trust in Him. After 15 minutes of the awful realities that continues to face our global community, try 15 minutes of prayer and reading the bible to fill you back up with joy and peace as you place your trust in God.
Lord, help us all to spend more than equal time in and to you as we spend with the news of the day. We humbly ask to be filled with your joy and peace as we trust in you. Remind us, and keep reminding us that you really are The God of hope.