The Truth Hurts

Have you ever been listening to someone talk and wanted to get up and run away mid conversation because you simply didn’t want to hear it? I have…I have at church. A few times actually, a sermon has hit me in the gut and made me want to just run.

Whether it’s discussing the nature of sin from your past or present, facing trials, or waiting for miracles, I know it’s hard to hear of hope sometimes. I know it’s hard to hear of all God does when it feels like you’ve been doing a lot of waiting. The thing is, just because something makes us feel uncomfortable it doesn’t mean it isn’t true. The Bible says every word of God proves true (Proverbs 30:5) and Psalm 145:9 says, “The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.”

And I know. I know how much it hurts to hear it over and over again when it’s a part of your life that just stings. But again, just because it makes us uncomfortable, it doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

I had a professor explain once that God’s work is sometimes like spaghetti. When you have it in your mouth, there’s still some hanging out of your mouth, but it’s all still being eaten just like how the Lord works. He’s always working, even when we may not be able to see or feel it yet. He’s always doing what is good, even when it’s not finished. And because He is always good, so are His plans. Friend, I know it’s hard to sit through those sermons that sting sometimes. But what a gift we have of Truth and hope! Cling to that and lean into the Lord as best you can. The truth may feel like it hurts sometimes, but you’ll never regret having hope. 

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