You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. —John 8:31-32
I am sometimes struck that Jesus said, “The truth will make/set you free” instead of “The truth will make things easier.” We have discovered that telling the truth is sometimes more painful than telling a lie, at least initially.
At the same time, we have learned that once we are in the habit of telling the truth, we are all much freer to trust and be trusting. We are not imprisoned by suspicion or second-guessing someone else, and we do not have to spend any energy trying to hide the truth from each other. It really is freeing to know that we can presume honesty and truthfulness in our household, even though it will sometimes bring with its pain.
Is there any situation in which you need to share the truth with someone else so that you can both be freer?
Pray for the courage and insight for how to do that, and commit to doing it this week.