Can I handle the truth?



Isn't that saying from a movie? Wait.... "You can't handle the truth!" What is that from? I'm not good at remembering movies I don't watch them like I use to. Anyway, recently I made a joke in my instastory about not wanting to know the truth. I am confident coffee is inflammatory for me but it's my favorite and I'm pretty emotionally attached to it. I decided to order a food sensitivity test and after realizing the reality that coffee could be listed I decided I didn't want to know the truth anymore.


Well, it's funny how God likes to speak to me through stuff like that.


It put me on this processing journey of where else do I not want to hear the truth? So often I pray the big lofty prayers and sing the big songs of asking God to search my heart and rid me of anything holding me back or not pleasing to Him. And then He answers my prayers and starts showing me those things. Emotions start to come to the surface and I start the process of dealing with them and asking God questions and trying to get to the root and when He starts revealing truth I wanna shut off.


Nevermind just kidding God I don't really want to know.


It makes me wonder if a part of me has done that with the bible? Do I like my ears tickled like the world? We are given warning signs of the end of the age and geesh it sure feels like we could be there but my grandmother said the same thing 30 years ago when I was a youngin'. So whether or not we are it is truth that lawlessness will increase and the love of most people will grow cold (Matthew 24: 12). Can you feel your heart growing cold? Can you accept the truth if God starts showing you things you have hidden for years? Are you ready to deal with it so that you can endure the end of the age? Are you not tired of repeating your own sin cycles and don't you want to be set free? Those angry outbursts, the escaping using food, alcohol, or pornography. Whatever it may be God can show you where it started and why it started and break the chains keeping you in that cycle.


Truth is God is the breaker. He broke the chains of sin and death when He laid down His life for you. Truth is it's possible to live a life free of the chains of the sin you are in. Truth is He can heal you, He can deliver you, and you are worthy of His mercy.


John 3:16

For this is how God loved the world. He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.


Ephesians 2:4-5

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved)


Psalm 107:14

He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.


Accept the truth today.

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