John 8:31-32 “31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.””
How many times have we encountered people in a difficult situation who have talked about the worst outcome of the situation, crying about it, and being all dramatic, and the moment you try to counsel them, and teach them the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, their response is “I’m just saying the truth…this is how it is”? This begs the question of what truth is. Jesus in His teaching said “I am the way the truth and the life…” (John 14:6). Jesus is the truth, and consequently it follows that what He says is truth also.
We must come to a place in life where we can identify facts at hand versus the truth of God’s word, and by faith learn to superimpose the truth of God’s word over all contradicting facts. Anything that contradicts what God’s word says concerning you is not truth. Some people have a hard time accepting God’s word as truth, and declaring it as so in their lives because they feel they may be telling a lie. But how do you lie saying what God has said about you? Think about that for a moment. God Himself is truth, and there is no lie in Him.
Faith is the lens by which we look at the truth of our circumstances. Faith sees the reality of God’s word even through all contradicting facts. If you focus on the truth long enough, you will begin to think on the truth, you will begin to talk the truth, and eventually your perception of reality will be changed to what is actually true. Hebrews 11:3 reveals that by faith through the word of God, the world was framed, so that the things which we see where made from things which we do not see. Let this be your attitude in life, look through the eyes of faith so you can see the truth. Continue in the truth of God’s word, and it will make you free!
Scriptures to Meditate: Josh. 1:8, Mark 11:23, 1Joh.5:7, Heb.11:3, Joh.8:36, Jam.1:25