A Cry for Truth
In his novel Pudd’nhead Wilson, Mark Twain wrote, “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
As writers of fiction no matter how outlandish the tale, the reader needs to be able to believe the story is possible—even if the world is make-believe. God’s truth transcends the believable and includes the impossible. Gabriel gave testimony of it to Mary as did Jesus to his disciples.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible …
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them,
with men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.”
Luke 1:37;Matthew 19:26
The writer of Hebrews, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us that God’s unchanging promises and oaths show us lying is the only thing impossible to God.
“That by two immutable things,
in which it was impossible for God to lie,
we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge
to lay hold upon the hope set before us;
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into that within the veil.”
We have the whole of scripture and numerous fulfilled prophecies proving the truth of God’s word.
- He created all,
- He delivered the son of promise to Sarah when she was ninety years old and Abraham one hundred,
- He made Abraham into a nation,
- He parted the Red Sea,
- He raised the dead,
- and He has given life to all who will believe.
- Truth is our comfort and sure, steadfast hope.
A Cry for Truth
“O send out thy light and thy truth:
let them lead me;
let them bring me unto thy holy hill,
and to thy tabernacles.
Then will I go unto the altar of God,
unto God my exceeding joy;
yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.”
A Promise of Truth
“The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them …
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,
he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:
and he will shew you things to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine,
and shall shew it unto you …
For the promise is unto you,
and to your children,
and to all that are afar off,
even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
(Psalm 145:18,19; John 16:13,14;Acts 2:39)
With truth being a precious commodity in our world, we need discernment to recognize truth from error. It is time to cry out with the psalmist for the Lord to— send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; It is ours for the asking. We have God’s word on it, and as we already know He cannot lie. When we’ve asked and believed Him to be true, then we give—
Praise for Our Belt of Truth
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise;
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth to all generations …
I will praise thee with my whole heart:
before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
I will worship toward thy holy temple,
and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness
and for thy truth:
for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me,
and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.”
Psalm 100:4,5; 138:1-3
Ask, believe His word, praise Him, and tighten your belt of truth to stand in the confidence and strength of the Lord.
If you are not familiar with the “belt of truth” you can find it Ephesians 6:14 and read more from my blog, “Truth Comes in One Size.”