Lie number one, you're supposed to have it all together
And when they ask how you're doing
Just smile and tell them, "Never better"
Lie number 2, everybody's life is perfect except yours
So keep your messes and your wounds
And your secrets safe with you behind closed doors
Truth be told
The truth is rarely told, now
I say I'm fine, yeah I'm fine, oh I'm fine, hey I'm fine, but I'm not
And when it's out of control I say it's under control but it's not
And you know it
I don't know why it's so hard to admit it
When being honest is the only way to fix it
There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin you don't already know
So let the truth be told
There's a sign on the door, says, "Come as you are" but I doubt it
Cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be crowded
But didn't you say the church should look more like a hospital
A safe place for the sick, the sinner and the scarred and the prodigals
Well truth be told
The truth is rarely told
Oh, am I the only one who says
Can I really stand here unashamed
Knowing that your love for me won't change?
Oh God if that's really true
Then let the truth be told
When covid hit and we started wearing masks, our Pastor talked about how we wear our mask. That how when we go out in public, or to church, we have our mask on. The mask that tells those around us that we're fine, that nothing is wrong in our life. We know this is not true for ourselves, but go away with the impression that everyone else's life is great. This thought only creates additional wounds to the actual truth of our life. The truth that we keep hidden from others behind closed doors. Just as the song states, truth be told, the truth is rarely told.
The church is where we should be able to go no matter the problems we are facing. It's a safe haven...for everyone. A place where no one is condemned. A place where everyone is loved. One of the reasons why the pews are not full is that, in our humanity, we are unable to admit we have problems. Problems that we know nothing, and no one, on this earth can help with. Problems that really need divine intervention. But our pride steps in and will not, I repeat, will not, allow us to humble ourselves before Jesus and ask for help. It's easier for us to keep putting on that mask. It's easier for us to let everyone else believe we are great, our life is great, we have no problems. It's easier for us to make everyone else believe we don't need Jesus. We can do this thing called life all by our self. Well, I'm here to tell you "No You Can't."
Jesus is the Cure for whatever ails you. You won't be able to find this anywhere else but in Him. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29. Who, in this day and time we are in, doesn't need rest for their soul? I know I sure do.
I have come up with a mnemonic for CURE: Make Jesus the Center of your Universe and let Him Rule over Everything. If you do this, I guarantee you will be able to speak the truth as to the condition of your life. Once you can do this, the true healing will begin. Healing for the sick, the sinner, and the scarred. Have you found the Cure?
Oh, praise God for His great and unchanging love. A love that gave us Jesus.
Oh, yes! The Truth of Jesus! Let the truth be told!!
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