“Time and Truth go hand in hand.”
I heard this phrase years ago and it really stuck with me. In time, the truth shows up.
Proverbs 18:17 says, “The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him.”
Someone may have heard a nasty rumor about you which isn’t true. In time (and it may take a very long time) the truth will be evident. I think of a man who said some very unkind and untrue things about my husband, Brian. There were a couple of people in the church who seemed to believe it. I was aghast.
Well, fast-forward 20 years, and time and truth have gone hand in hand. It is evident that what this man said, was untrue. Brian is still in ministry and time showed the untruth of what this guy said. Given time, people saw what was true.
Because I have seen (the principle of time and truth) prove true in so many circumstances, I don’t get quite as upset if someone says an untruth as I used to. (It still bothers me.) Time and Truth do win.
Now I suppose there will be the rare occasions where the truth doesn’t actually come out…until heaven. The bottom line is, God Knows what is true. God cares.
I am trying to hand my time and my truths over to the One who holds the time.