“The quality of being in accord with fact or reality.
Fidelity to an original or standard.
And you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free.”
What do you say to the friend who suffers in an invisible prison, held captive by a smothering blanket of depression? How do you comfort the grieving woman who has miscarried her fourth child and has to bury that tiny life and with it her dream of being a mother? What can you say that will encourage the single woman who sits alone her apartment tormented by insecurity and the unfulfilled desire to “just be loved by somebody?” What words can sooth the raw aching heart of a wife who has stumbled upon the sordid details of her husband’s infidelity? How do we find hope when life seems hopeless?
The Bible tells us that Truth is the key to freedom but it is not merely the presence of truth that liberates. This is evidenced by the fact two people can go through similar circumstances with totally opposite results.
In “The Passion of the Christ” Pilots wife makes a profound statement to her tormented husband who has begged her to explain the truth.
“What is truth Caludia? Do you hear it, recognize it when it is spoken?
Pilots wife replies, “Yes I do, don’t you?”
Pilot answers back “No. How? Can you tell me?”
With sorrow Pilots wife whispers, “If you will not hear the truth, no one can tell you the truth.”
Truth has the power to liberate and conquer BUT only if that truth takes root deep within our heart and soul. Once truth is heard it must be received, seized, and hidden deep within our needy hearts. It is here, in that deepest part of man’s heart that faith gives voice to truth.
To the hurting and needy I say, it is in “The Truth” that you will find freedom, but if you will not hear truth, you will not experience freedom.
Are you willing to hear the truth? Are you willing to have the scales washed away, so that you can see life as it truly is? If you are hurting and looking for answers, your only hope is found in Him who is “Truth” and who offers that truth to all mankind.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,
and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
Will you listen to His message and plan for your life? He posses the truth capable of setting you free.
Are you seeking to comfort or council a friend imprisoned in hopelessness? Unless they are willing to hear the truth and to allow its roots to be buried deep within their hearts and minds, the truth will not do them any good. The first thing they need is prayer, that their ears would be opened.