I am sure that you have heard this statement before, “The truth will set you free.”
I do not know who made this statement. I’ve heard it many, many times, until the Spirit of God showed me that even Jesus said it in the New Testament of the Bible.
According to the Gospel of John 8:31-32:
~”So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”~John 8:31-32, ESV~
We all long for truth. Truth that satisfies the hunger that we, as starving humans for knowledge, hunger to know for our souls’ satisfaction. That truth is only found in Jesus Christ.
I remember when I was a child. I remember being “growed up” and saved in church. My mom and my aunt taught me the values of the Bible and what it meant to be girl, who was maturing into a woman of great faith for many years later. My mom read Scripture to me from the Bible, got me involved in church choir, and, and we listened to 104.7 The Fish ( A Christian Radio station in Atlanta, GA) on the way to church. I remember those days and will always treasure them, even though my childhood was very crazy and hectic due to the divorce of my parents (my parents divorced when I was around 7-8 years old, and I went to live with my dad many years later for reasons that I will not go into in this blog post).
I remember when life just happened and I went to live with my dad for reasons that I will not explain in this blog post. I will say though that it was for my greater good in that God used what seemed to be bad (in my perspective) in this moment of my life for my greater good…..I drew closer to My One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ.
Before I go on further in this blog post, I will say that I love my both my Mom and my Dad very much and hold NOTHING against them for the divorce. I understand that they both had reasons why they did what they did in the divorce. At the same time, I forgive them for what I have had to go through because of the divorce. I cannot speak for my siblings, but I do speak for myself as God is my Witness. I now go forward in writing this blog post.
I drew closer than I ever did in my life to my One and Only Savior, Jesus Christ. People came into my life. Some for a season, and others have stayed with me for now, even with all of the struggles that I have been through, such as my mental health condition that I struggle with (I have mentioned this before and will mention it again. I will talk about this more in depth as the Spirit leads me in another blog post). Others have rejected me and passively bullied me for reasons I do not understand (please refer to previous blog posts). But God knows and that is why I say that knowing the truth vs. truth is important for any person’s walk with Jesus.
~”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”~John 14:6, NIV~
I underlined the words, “the truth,” in this Scripture in order to elaborate on a very important point that I am about to elaborate for you, dear reader. If you do not know the truth of the Word of God, then you cannot know how to get to the way of God, who is the Provider of life. Life can only come to a person, Christian or non-Christian, who believes in the truth that is of Jesus Christ, and the Word of God. That is what sets any person free from sin and from the sins and baggage (mental, emotional, spiritual, etc.) of others: is when he or she believes in the truth of the Word of God, as I had to do.
I had to come to terms with my mental health condition. I had to come to terms with what I struggle with. This was so hard to do and while it was hard to do in the process, I am glad that I did it for the sake of sharing the truth of God’s Word with those who don’t just need daily bread, but who are literally starving for the truth. This is where the healing process begins: when you know the truth of whatever it is that you are struggling with (it does not have to be a mental health condition, as I have explained with myself. It can be a physical condition, like heart disease, for instance) and bring it to God by fighting what the enemy, the ruler of the principalities of this world, who does not want you to know and own up to: the truth, which sets you free every time. (I know you are probably reading this and wondering about what the mental health condition is that I struggle with. Please respect me and know that I will talk more in depth about it as the Spirit leads me).
That enemy, Satan did not want me to own the truth. He tried to do whatever it took for me to not know what it was that I struggle with so that I do not know how to heal. Healing can only begin when you know the truth.
That enemy, Satan, tried to tear into my soul with lies. I have cried my heart out to God at times as the enemy told me lies, such as, “You are not good enough. You are not loved. You are not needed. You are not special, etc.” I have even questioned God as to why He chose me to be the one to have to endure the lies of the enemy until God gave me the eyes to see that my mental health condition is to glorify God. Healing can only begin when you know the truth.
That enemy, Satan, has tested me, as God has allowed him to put me through this test with fire. It is for my greater good that God allowed Satan to put me through this and I have become a wiser and more mature woman for the Kingdom of God. I will say that God is good for allowing me to know the truth and that now that I know the truth, I am free in Jesus Christ. The healing has officially begun now that I know the truth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
I am free in Jesus Christ because I now know the truth of my mental health condition. I can definitely say that it was not easy, but God is rewarding me for the pain and suffering I have had to endure because of it. Jesus loves me, and this I definitely know, because He has allowed me to come this far and be an inspiring light in this dark world for His Kingdom in order to point others to not just truth, but the truth that is found in Jesus Christ. God can use any person, circumstance, or struggle that a person is dealing with so that that person can glorify God and lead others to the truth in Jesus Christ and be set free, in His precious name.
I now want to take a moment and pray for those who are struggling with any condition, whether it be physical or whether it be mental: Be blessed and encouraged, dear reader:
Thank You for the reader, who is reading this blog post. Thank You that Your Spirit led that person to open it so that he or she can be encouraged to take this battle, whether it be physical or mental, as captive to the You. Thank You that You are a God, who can take anything as grave as a physical or mental condition, and use it for Your Kingdom and for Your glory. You are a God, who sees past a person’s mental and physical health condition, because You see that person as a precious and valuable tool for Your Kingdom. Allow Your Holy Spirit to lead each reader who is reading this blog post on the way to healing and show him or her that he or she can only do so by knowing the truth that is found in Your Living Word in Jesus Christ. Let each reader know that he or she is precious in his or her sight in Your eyes and that You love him or her dearly. You see each reader as special, even with that person’s physical or mental health condition, because it is being used for Your glory today. It will be used for Your glory tomorrow. It will be used to glorify Jesus Christ in this present age and in the new heavens and earth to come. May each reader go forth not discouraged, but empowered to fight the lies of the enemy and what others say or think. May each reader go forth equipped and as more than a conqueror today. Let each reader know that he or she is loved. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you, dear reader. Know that you are loved and keep on filling up yourself with the truths of God. Stay encouraged! ❤
~”We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”~2 Corinthians 10:5, NIV~