I read a quote today by Lily Tomlin that I found fascinating:
"The best mind-altering drug is truth."
There is something so powerful about truth.... especially when truth has been concealed, and it is finally brought into the light.
One thing I pray regarding all of my relationships with the people I care about is that hidden things be brought into the light. And trust me, that is not always a fun thing to pray... I have landed some answers to that prayer that I never expected to hear.
But there is such a grace that comes with truth, even when it's painful. More truth has been exposed in my life lately than I care to say, but when it comes down to brass tacks.... I wouldn't have it any other way.
Truth can be painful... and that's why so many people choose to conceal it. We hide who we really are, what we really think about, our struggles and our fears... perhaps because we are afraid of what we might lose. We are afraid of what will happen if we expose the truth.
The illusion seems more liveable than reality.
Could it be, in essence, that we are lacking in our trust of God... that He is bigger than the pain our truth might reveal?
In the last several days, I have become so grateful for the light of God that has forced truth out of the darkness. I am grateful that God has shattered illusions, and that my eyes have been opened to something bigger... something honest.