Truth is a strange thing.
We can know it in our heads and yet feeling it in our hearts is an entirely different matter. At at no other time are we more aware of this duality than when we are hurting. When life feels so unbearable that we simply cannot imagine a time when we weren’t in so much pain.
But God’s truths, the truths about who He is, His character, His promises…they don’t change. Even when our circumstances do.
Even when there is deep pain.
Even when there is confusion.
Even when there seems to be no answer.
Even when there is betrayal.
Even when there is unbearable grief.
There are times in our lives when we feel like we are dangling from a tree branch. The wind is whipping all around, the rain is pouring down on us, the thunder and lightning crash and we are clinging to that branch with all of our strength but we can feel our fingers slipping as we doubt that this branch can hold us. Or, more accurately, that WE can hold onto IT.
When we cling to God’s truths, it doesn’t mean that the storms just magically disappear. It simply means that we are miraculously given the strength to keep holding on in the midst of the storm.
We cling to the truth that God is…
Because He is ALWAYS those things. Those truths don’t change even when our lives don’t go according to our plans. And as we embrace that duality of knowing the truth even when we aren’t feeling the truth, we reach a new level in our relationship with Him.
My prayer for you on this day, in this moment, that you would feel the truth of His love for you like never before.