This year, God gave me John 8:32 just before New Year. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” I already had that verse down in my head so my first verse had to be something new: “Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart.” Psalm 15:1-2 NKJV
I cannot tell you how many times in the last fourteen days that a new realization would come to me that would bring me pain. I would say, “If this is the truth, then the truth shall make me free.” Or if that realization would be one I would like not to accept, or maybe one I would like to act upon and take revenge about…. I would remind myself: “Those who abide with God walk uprightly, work righteousness and they TELL THE TRUTH IN THEIR HEART.” I must accept what has happened before I can move forward in this process. Pretending something didn’t happen or that it was less than it was is not telling the truth in my heart. It is deceptive, it is futile and it brings destruction. Denial is the worst form of deception because we do it to ourselves.