a woman of the Word, part 2

Hey Friends!

It’s been a crazy few weeks here! I’ve barely touched my laptop, except to do some design work for my husband’s sister.img_2954.jpg

Last week we were over in eastern Washington to help another sister move! So that was busy; we went over on Sunday afternoon (a 7 hour drive pulling a trailer). Their church helped them with loading up and my techy husband took care of the office stuff.

We drove over to Montana on Tuesday and got them unloaded and a sorta settled in, and then hubby’s younger sister Audrey and I drove back home Wednesday morning. He flew early in the morning to get home in time for work.

So the rest of the week flew by with catching up with laundry, grocery shopping, seeing my best friend’s new baby, taking care of my own sick baby, and planting garden! Someday I’ll tell you about Memorial Day! 🙂

You can imagine that in all the craziness, it left little time for reading anything. And I miss it!

I was struck last week though, of the importance of Truth. There’s so many lies out there that can leave us confused. Our world is not based on truth. We see it in health, in politics, in news articles, there’s lies to cover up truth and then lies to cover up lies. And it’s a never ending cycle. We also see it in churches, and that is sad indeed. But the church is made up of humans like you and I. Thankfully through God’s grace, we can be free from lies in our own hearts.

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So how do we know what’s actually true? First, we need to remember this: God doesn’t change. In the Old Testament, He told the Israelites multiple times, “I am the Lord, I change not”, or something similar.  He reminds us in Hebrews, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” God is steady. He is there. He won’t ever leave us or forsake us or let us down. That means we can trust His Word. It’s unchanging too.

If we are studying His Word, we will find truth. He promises us that. Jesus said, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free”. In Jeremiah, it says “You will seek for me and find me, if you search for me with all your heart”. There’s a quote that I love: “In the continual battle between good and evil, truth is the weapon that always wins the war.” I don’t know where it came from, but that is just awesome to me.

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We recently faced false accusations aimed towards a very close family member, and we struggled so much with how this is possible. Why do people of God refuse to see truth for what it is and close their eyes? Why is there so much blindness and confusion in the place God intended to be free from that? But I kept coming back to the fact that truth will set us free. Maybe now it seems hopeless, and like things will never change, but God is the judge. And someday His truth will be the only thing left standing.

In our personal struggles, in our relationships, in the mistakes of church life, Truth will stand!

I’m so encouraged by that. And that is why we need to be in His Word so we can be on the right side, on the Truth side.

God’s Word gives wisdom.

We all need wisdom. As Christians, we realize our own failings and we need His wisdom to get us through life. The Word has all the wisdom we need to get through life. It’s the most important book of all time. We can read all the parenting books, relationship books, theology books, and marriage books we want and it’s great to do that!! But let’s not let it replace the Truth that stands forever!

I passionately believe that we will find our answers in His Word, if we open our hearts, open our minds, and pray that God will reveal Himself. He will show us truth. He promised.

How has truth affected your life recently? Leave a comment and let me know!

Have an amazing week!!

Joella