Claim (Our Own) Truth

240_f_86747267_f0t60rxhbgndvifkhbunxs0jictzxkbdHow can you claim, “We are wise; the law of the Lord is with us”? In fact, the lying pen of scribes has produced falsehood. The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and snared. They have rejected the word of the Lordso what wisdom do they really have?…They have treated superficially the brokenness of My dear people, claiming, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace. (Jeremiah 8:8-9,11)

We sometimes claim what we want to be true. If we claim it enough, it must be true, right?

Not even close.

Each of us has limited perspective. We have a foggy view of reality, moreso in some areas than others. We can share with one another, acknowledging that someone else’s view of a specific truth might be more clear than ours. But only God has crystal clear vision. Only He can truly fact check us. Only He can be completely trusted. We just have to be humble enough to learn – from Him and through others. We can’t get too caught up in our lack of understanding, while being willing to see our misunderstandings. We need to explore what we can and keep moving forward, because fog lifts.


Burn Off the Fog

12080407_502182513289728_1708110832_nWe can often feel disoriented by the fog around us. Our sight is limited. We get confused. We have to stay alert, and we notice things we hadn’t noticed before…and miss things we are used to seeing around us.

But the fog eventually clears. The sun burns it off. Without the heat and light, the fog lingers.

It regularly happens in our lives, too. We can stay in the fog or seek the heat and light needed to burn it off. We need truth to burn through the fog. It takes time and perseverance, discernment and humility. But when we’re willing to put in the effort, we certainly get a beautiful view!