What is truth? What is this truth that sets us free? What is this Truth that comes and changes our heart, our life?
Sitting in front of a white computer screen, I stare. Stare into blank, empty yet there is much before me. Someone in my heart. Someone here in the quiet. Someone whispering. I hear it. It’s Truth.
However, there was a time in my life. A time when in the blank and empty I heard something very different. I heard lies, pointing fingers, evil laughter, disgrace, shame, and pain. There was a time when I was terrified of the quiet. A time when the quiet brought pain, a prison.
What is this Truth? When did it come? When did my heart become safe? When did my heart change?
I made a decision to serve God when I was 15. I bowed broken before Him. Change happened but experience had not. Life was just routine and fairly predictable. Life made sense.
The twenties hit and suddenly I did not know who I was. I did not know who this God I was serving. Life didn’t make sense. People were hurting. People lied. Life was no longer just routine. It was complicated.
Once again I fell broken. Pieces shattered. I hurt. The inward pain deep. Heart pain, mental pain. Pain that lasted day and night. No relief.
I cried out to God, “HELP!” I couldn’t see Him. I couldn’t feel Him. I wanted to, I needed to. I didn’t know I could. Me, a little country girl off in the big world. Trying to swim in the ocean. Trying to make sense of the water. Trying to breathe with each wave.
Broken. Heart hurting. A season of pain and scars. A season of empty and blank. A season searching for Truth. A season teaching me the heart of God.
What is Truth? Jesus is our Truth.
Jesus is more than the Good News. Jesus is your prison breaker. Jesus is the One that understands scars. Jesus is the One that changes your heart.
Your heart doesn’t have to hurt forever. Your mind doesn’t have to figure it all out. There is rest. Complete rest in the blank and empty. In the quiet. There is Truth. A Truth that sets you free. A Truth that is wanting to change your heart. To give you a new perspective. A God perspective.
Truth will come after the letting go. The letting go of whatever is holding you in that prison. The lies that you are worthless. Lies that you are ugly. Lies that you are unlovable. Lies that you can’t succeed. Lies that you will never heal. Lies that God does not care. Lies that the addiction is too strong. Whatever it is for you. LET it GO. God wants to take it from you. God wants you to see through the eyes of Truth.
We were not made for a prison heart. We were designed with Truth in mind.
Truth came to the world. Truth endured pain and scars so He could hold us in ours. So He could bring relief, hope, and freedom.
What is Truth? Who is Truth?
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 NIV
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 NLT
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 NLT
Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. NIV
Psalm 86:11-13 Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death. NLT