EVERYONE LIES! Whether it is to themselves, to a loved one, or to God. We all do it and 99% of the time we will be found out. With God you are found out 100% of the time. So with these types of odds why do we do it? Why are we not truthful with our loved ones, ourselves or God? Especially with God the all knowing. You can lie to everyone else all you want but GOD? Seriously? Even He questions it in Isaiah 57:11 11“Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have not been true to me, and have neither remembered me nor taken this to heart? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me?
We turn our backs because we either love something so much we don’t want to lose it or we are afraid of what will happen if we turn away from something or someone. Afraid of harm lose, or something even worse so we are paralized into lying to everyone around us so that we can stay in our little boxes of comfort. Isaiah 59:12-15 “12For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities: 13rebellion and treachery against the Lord, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived. 14So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. 15Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.” Turth for us has disappeard. We have turned away from God, truth and honesty because we believe our way is better. What we forget is that eventually all those lies and secrets will come crashing down on our little box and crush it to dust.
We need to realize our Father will only let happen what needs to happen in order to wake us up. In order to help us be stronger and learn from our mistakes, our past and our hurts. He won’t let anything completely destroy us that He can’t get us out of. Just as a teenager will do everything to protect their lies and secrets from their parents, we do the same to our God. And just like those parents, Daddy God knows everything. Even when He doesn’t say or do anything about it. The time will come when all truth will be revealed and consequences will incur. We just need to decide whether or not we want to turn back to truth now so that those consequences aren’t so bad or if we want to keep going until there is not turning back.
Daddy God, you know all my secrets and truths even if I dont’ say them out loud. Help me to turn towards you rather than lies and help me to just bask in your light of truth rather than trying to hide my sinful ways. Help me to turn my back away from all that is unpleasing to you and rest at your feet instead. In your Heavenly name I pray. AMEN