Oct. 31, 2017

Sooner or Later

I find it interesting that when someone is caught in a wrongdoing, they immediately point the finger of blame at someone else. Well, I’m not sure why that surprises me considering its happened since the beginning of time. Adam and Eve sinned. When God approached them with questions, Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed Satan. Why doesn’t anyone just say, “Yea. I did it. Sorry.”

Sooner or later the truth comes out.

Then you have people asking how sexual abuse/assault victims can wait days, months or even years to tell their stories? It mustn’t be true if they delay in reporting, right? I’m curious. Have you told every mean thing that happened to you as a child, as a teenager, in your young adult years, or even yesterday? Don’t most people try to forget bad experiences? When something really off the wall happens to us, we naturally struggle with the questions, “Will anyone believe me?” or, “Maybe it’s my fault?”

Sooner or later the truth comes out.

Then, of course, there are those willing to confront people living a lie. Suddenly, it seems the person revealing the problem becomes the problem itself. The bully, the crook, the abuser, etc., are appalled when the victim finds the voice to say, “This situation isn’t right.” An all-out war is launched to try and find something wrong with the wounded. Is it possible that believing a person in authority is somehow easier for us? If we assume the person reporting the unacceptable behavior is lying, we can move on more quickly. Life is more positive if we ignore its negative details.

Guess what? Sooner or later the truth comes out. 

Here’s the challenge: a) Let God reveal it (Psalm 112:4) and b) Let God handle it (Romans 12:19). 

Regardless of how long it takes, the Truth will come out.

“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 22:5