Sometimes we must speak the truth even if we aren’t sure we believe it and aren’t at all sure we can live it. Sometimes we embrace what we know without feeling it in our hearts because we know the One who said it in the first place.
(Come Closer, Jane Rubietta, p 26)
It feels like hypocrisy—saying what we’re not sure we believe or can live. But maybe not.
Maybe it has nothing to do with me. Maybe the key is “we know the One who said it in the first place.” If the truth I’m telling is God’s truth then it has everything to do with Him.
He is unchanging. He is faithful. He has a plan. And His truth is true. Always. Even when I’m weak. Even when I don’t feel it. I can still count on it. And sometimes saying it out loud actually helps me believe it.
The picture that comes to mind is someone standing in a boat in choppy seas (not a wise thing to do – but we’ll leave that for another time). Know who God is. Know what He’s said. Then plant your feet firmly on Him and ride the waves that come.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Heb. 10:23)