___________The truth can hurt… and help ________

Sometimes the truth can hurt.
Often we remain blissfully blind to the
“less-than-perfect” aspects of ourselves.
When our faults are pointed out by someone
we feel doesn’t have our best
interest at heart, it can be a deeply
wounding experience.
But sometimes the truth can
hurt and help. That’s what happens
when a trusted friend tells us what we
need to know about ourselves, for our
own benefit. Some people
fear that Jesus came into
the world to shame us by
pointing out all our faults
and failures. 
Nothing could
be further from the truth. 
Jesus does
tell us in no uncertain terms that we
are sinners. But He also tells us that
we are of infinite worth to Him and
that He came to die to deliver us
from those sins.
“For God so loved the world (you and me)
that he gave his one and only [begotten] Son, that
whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the
world to condemn the world, but to
save the world through him”
(John 3:16-17, NIV).
And, “If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just and will forgive
us our sins and purify us of all
unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, NIV).
So call out to Jesus. He is
not ashamed to call
us His brothers and
sisters. Though our
pride may be hurt for
a moment as we
acknowledge and turn away
from our sins, we will be
helped forever by the forgiveness
and life-changing power
of Jesus Christ.
To learn more about God,
read the Bible (Proverbs 27:6,
Hebrews 2:11, John 3:1-21), talk to a
friend who knows Jesus, visit a Church
that teaches that Jesus is God.

Author: james bruce mcnaughton

I became Seriously Mentally Ill at age 18, ten years later I got and took the right meds, I accepted Jesus, and my recovery began.

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