Realize the Truth
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.’ ” John 14:6 (tniv)
I couldn’t have been more surprised when I received an e-mail from an old boyfriend. He was someone I cared for greatly during my teen years and his confessions of love shocked me.
I started to wonder, “What if…?” Suddenly my good marriage didn’t look as great as I thought it was; it seemed dull, safe, unromantic. I became discontent with my husband and the life I was living.
I was drawn to my ex-boyfriend’s comments, and over the next week I e-mailed him a few times. When he continued his wooing words, I talked to my husband and my friends and followed their advice to break off communication. I e-mailed him weeks later, letting him know I was committed to my husband. I also prayed for one thing most of all: truth. I prayed that my eyes would be open and that I wouldn’t be drawn away by lies.
The more I prayed, the more I realized Jesus is truth. The more I spent time with Jesus, the Truth, the more the lies revealed themselves. The truth was that my husband loved me and had committed his life to me. The truth was that anyone who was trying to break up my marriage and family was not after my best interest and was not from God.
Jesus revealed deeper truths too, that my relationship with my old boyfriend was something I needed to confess. Even though Jesus had forgiven me at my moment of salvation, I needed to look at that time through eyes of Truth—through Jesus’ eyes. Jesus had been there all along wanting to love me even as I turned to another.
Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. Anything that doesn’t agree with Him and His way is a lie.
FAITH STEP: Think back to old relationships and consider the truth of the situation through Jesus’ eyes. Pray and thank Jesus for revealing His way and giving you His life.
Written by Tricia Goyer