We’ve heard it for years – “the truth will set you free.” After all, Jesus said it (Jn 8:32). Right? We spend a lot of time in healing ministry identifying the lies we believe. And it’s true. Lies are lethal.
But what if the problem isn’t the lie? What if the problem is the truth?
Let me give an example. For as long as I can remember, I knew that I was unplanned, unwanted, and the wrong sex. My parents made no bones about the fact that they had gotten pregnant before they wanted to, and if they had to have a baby, it had better be a boy. The fact that I had the gall to be born a girl colored the way they raised me. That “truth” colored my self-image well into my 50s. I felt that I would never be good enough to even deserve to breathe air, much less accomplish much with my life. In ministry we looked for the lies, but my problem was the truth.
Healing came when I finally understood that while my history was “true,” God’s word was TRUE. God said that I was fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14). He knit me together in my mother’s womb (Ps. 139:13), and if he did that, he surely knew I would be a girl. God’s word said that He chose me before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4). And He created me for good works that he prepared beforehand for me (Eph. 2:10). When I was able to absorb and then believe this TRUTH, I began to heal. The more I believed it, the more I healed. And before long, the TRUTH had set me free.
What “truth” do you need to replace with TRUTH in order to be set free?
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