Daily Devotional

January 20, 2020

Freedom

John 8:32
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


Written by: Brian Kuhn

Have you ever overreacted to something and later realized your response was over the top? You are not alone! Sometimes our foggy perspective is rooted in past hurts and hang-ups rather than the truth of God’s grace and goodness. Our viewpoints and perceptions are blurred, and the truth of the situation is far from our vantage point when we are caught up in the moment. Our foggy perspective needs to be wiped clean with the truth of God’s word.

Truth is the most important piece of the armor of God as it holds all of the other parts in place. Without the belt of truth, all other parts are not secure, and we become vulnerable to outside influences. When we are not truthful with ourselves, we fall into the trap of believing everything is good: “I’m good, I’m good, I’m all good.” We begin to believe we can do life without God and become a shell of who we are.

God grants us the freedom to be who we are: broken and falling far short of His grace. When we live in the truth, we give ourselves the freedom to be who we are. We can admit we need help. We can admit we don’t have it all together. We can be open and honest with ourselves and those around us. This sets us free to call on God and others for guidance.

Fight-1.20Thought of the day: What are you not being honest with yourself about?

Prayer: Father, thank You for another day to live in Your glory. Reveal to me where I am not being truthful with myself and others. Help me to have the freedom to be OK right where I am, knowing You are there to help me grow in Your presence. Help me to know the truth and give me the freedom to be set free. Thank You for all You have done and continue to do in my life. Amen.

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