Monday, February 14, 2011

The Things You Hide Always Haunt You

Many people live in hiding ... fearing that someone will find out a secret about them.  Stolen wealth. Adultery. Child molestation. Broken family. All kinds of abuse. Have you noticed that TV soap operas are created by situations where someone decides to hide the truth?  The plot thickens and the lives of the characters become complicated. There is fear of shame, exposure or blackmail. It's clear that wounds get healed and life becomes free just by telling the truth. But then, of course, TV would not sell soap! ... If you are shamed or wounded by a "secret," I believe it is important to your health to openly and candidly discuss it with someone who can understand and support you. But if you want to live in a soap opera and remain in misery, by all means keep your abuse or truth a secret.

Jesus said, "And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  (John 8:32)

"Be sure that your sins will find you out."  (Numbers 32:23)

"The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."  (Proverbs 15:3)

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