Driving south on I-25, the mountains were wrapped in haze. It created a mirage that had me questioning if I needed to get my eyes checked again. The layered mountains had a depth that made it look like they were moving as I traveled towards them. When I got to my destination my husband, who was in another vehicle, explained to me that it was from the fires in Arizona. There was nothing wrong with my eyesight.
The world around me often has a haze of confusion that causes me to question what I really believe. Based on the news channel I watch I can get one side of a story that has me fully convinced into that line of thinking. When I watch another, it is an opposing view that is also convincing. I find it very easy to argue either side of the story, and yet find myself questioning what is the Truth.
Regardless of the haze in this world, there is always one place I can go for the Truth. The Word of God will never leave me questioning my sight.
“for we walk by faith, not by sight—”
2 Corinthians 5:7
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” John 17:17
“Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”” John 8:31-32
“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:18
I can walk in faith in what the Word of God says. Jesus is the Truth. The truth sanctifies. The Truth sets us free. The Truth is love. Maybe this should be our test for what we hear in the world around us before we receive it as truth.