The following is a powerful reminder and promise for today. Sometimes the truth is difficult to seek, hear, sift through, and incorporate into our lives.
Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us.
We hope for light, but there is darkness; for brightness, but we live in the night.
We grope along a wall like the blind; we grope like those without eyes.
We stumble at noon as though it were twilight; we are like the dead among those who are healthy.
We all growl like bears and moan like doves.
We hope for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.
For our transgressions have multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us.
For our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities:
transgression and deception against the Lord, turning away from following our God,
speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering lying words from the heart.
Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far off.
For truth has stumbled in the public square, and honesty cannot enter.
Truth is missing, and whoever turns from evil is plundered.
The Lord saw that there was no justice, and He was offended.
He saw that there was no man—He was amazed that there was no one interceding;
so His own arm brought salvation, and His own righteousness supported Him.
He put on righteousness like a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head;
He put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak. (Isaiah 59:9-17)
I’m thankful for Truth, not the idea, but the person.