January 25, 2014

Freedom!

Troubles have a way of revealing Truth. Though I hate to admit this, at times Truth is so repulsive, so heavy, so pointed, I cry out, "Please don't show me, just turn off the light and let me be!"

But also,

Truth revealed brings freedom. The hidden chains are cut off. The door to cages are opened and where I was once blind, now I see.

That is why, even though the truth may be "unpleasant," the freedom is worth the pain.


6 comments:

  1. I agree with you on this, the truth can be painful and at times I want to stick my head in the sand and not look, but that doesn't help at all. Facing the truth and coming to terms with it makes you stronger and the pain doesn't last forever. And it is liberating to be honest.

    Have a lovely weekend:))

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  2. Very nice to hear from you, Laura, I am just getting back to my blog, though it is easier this time of year when not so busy.
    Yes our freedom in the Lord is one of our most precious gifts.
    Love and Blessings, Jan

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  3. I think I understand what you are talking about. You are very wise. Thank you for your posts.

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  4. I have found this to be true as well, Laura. I feel like the damsel in Song of Solomon:

    Song 1:6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!

    God isn't surprised by my failures when I admit them and am humbled by them...He rejoices in the fact that He can forgive me and heal me of all my infirmities! It hurts me more to try to keep them hidden, than to accept the fact that I am in need of repair and receive it humbly yet joyfully.

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  5. While avoiding the truth can certainly seem like the better option in the long run, it is only just that: a lie. The longer you go avoiding it, the worse it will be over time.

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  6. A beautiful truth to see the dove leave the cage! That's you, my dear! (Betty)

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