A Search for Truth (from Hannah Alexander)

Rocky Road

The search for truth is a long, winding, rocky road. I’ve hiked this trail, and one needs sturdy hiking boots to avoid a broken–or at least sprained–ankle.  I have come to realize that for some of us, truth can be hard to find beneath a facade of a person’s believability.  Sometimes the voice that shouts the loudest is the one everyone tends to believe. I say truth shouldn’t have to shout.

I’ve realized that I’m more susceptible to lying lips than, say, a writing buddy who seems able to hear the truth behind those lies. I’ve always wanted to believe this is an honest, good-hearted world filled with love. A few harsh winters have helped me stop and take stock. The only place I’m totally safe is in the will of God. It takes time and silence and a listening ear to hear that will.

“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26

I read this on Facebook this morning from a friend back in Nebraska. It resonated for me, especially now, when so much seems covered in shadow. At the ripe old age of nobody’s business, I am beginning to learn the art, and the power, of silence. In that silence, perhaps truth can find a way.

I like the idea of saying nothing if you can’t say anything kind. But that’s changing. How about, “Say nothing unless you know it’s true.”

 

 

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We love to hike, we love to read, and we love to write. We are active in a small house church that recently moved into a building that was once a parts store, so life is fun and exciting for us.
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7 Responses to A Search for Truth (from Hannah Alexander)

  1. Such truth here. I have been reading Proverbs recently and find it interesting how many verses are about this topic. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Bridget, I do love Proverbs. This friend in Nebraska shares a verse a day, and I really enjoy that. Today’s verse just continued to resonate.

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  3. Mama Equis says:

    Say nothing unless you know it’s true…I like that. We don’t know truth if we don’t know Jesus, which sounds absurd but hey.

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  4. Yep, it’s the truth!

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  5. juliearduini says:

    I’m in Proverbs as well. There’s so much wisdom there.

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  6. Yes, Julie, I’d like to start reading it every year.

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  7. Nancy J. Farrier says:

    Excellent thoughts. Thank you.

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