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One Simple Question

 

In a world full of uncertainty, the value of absolute truth is hard to overstate.  Life is comprised of a wide range of emotions.  Circumstances are always prone to change.  But there’s a simple practice that has served as an anchor for my soul.

When time are tough, when I have doubts, or when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I have developed a habit that brings unspeakable consolation.  I ask myself one question: What do I know to be true?

My answer to the question is simply a list of Bible verses – as many as I can recall at the given time.  Sometimes I recount the truths verbally, sometimes I write them down, and other times I just recite them silently.

I cope with the reality of life in a fallen world by constantly reminding myself of the timeless truth found in the Bible.

God is faithful to His promises.

All His ways are perfect.

He doesn’t abandon His people.

He is with me.

He sees.

He knows.

He cares.

He is coming back.

He is making all things new.

The healthiest investment I can make in my life and in the lives of those around me is knowing and proclaiming the truth.  The truth should always inform my feelings, opinions, and circumstances, but all too often the opposite is my modus operandi.

Feelings are a shaky foundation on which to build a life.  Conversely, the truth of Scripture provides a firm and lasting foundation which can withstand the storms of life on earth, no matter how severe.

Today, let the truth govern your view of reality as you ask yourself that one simple, yet profound, question.

Written by: Abbey Le Roy, MA in Theological Studies from CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry

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