Give Me the Truth that Hurts, Over a Lie that Makes Me Feel Good.

916513_28615130I’ve always had a passion for truth, but I know that sometimes it hurts. Sometimes facing the truth is like getting out of bed on a cold morning. You really don’t want to, but you know you’re not going anywhere until you do.

It bothers me how many people are willing to hide from the truth behind weakly spun webs of emotional reasoning and self-gratifying feelings.

Sometimes the truth tastes bad, but like medicine, it gives strength and healing in the end.

I think that’s one of the reasons I love the Bible. That book can pack a punch. It doesn’t bend to feelings or indulge human egos. It stands before us like a mirror and shows us our reflection: the good, the bad and the ugly. It is the best piece of human anthropology ever written.

So many people reject the Bible because it doesn’t feel good; because it doesn’t ‘sit well’ with their human reasoning. I encourage you to be open to the fact that the truth might hurt, but that its value is beyond measure.

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8 comments on “Give Me the Truth that Hurts, Over a Lie that Makes Me Feel Good.

  1. […] Give Me the Truth that Hurts, Over a Lie that Makes Me Feel Good. (sarsrose.wordpress.com) […]

  2. Truth can be painful, like pulling out a splinter – but, oh, the relief that comes afterward.

  3. Yes, well said. The truth sometimes hurts, like you said like getting up in the morning. But in the end the truth will bring joy like nothing else–and peace. There’s nothing like knowing that you followed the truth–well, followed God.

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