Gratitude Day 455
Tues., May 12, 2020
Psalm 51:6 – You deserve honesty from the heart; yes, utter sincerity and truthfulness. Oh, give me this wisdom.
I love this little person’s honesty. Their raw account of “telling like it is.”
For some people, honesty is where the buck stops. For others, it’s a bit, well, more challenging.
I like to be honest. I want my word to be worth it’s weight in gold. I pray people will not question whether what I say is honest … or not.
But let’s be real. Sometimes, it’s easy to stretch the truth, just a bit. It’s easy to leave out an important detail or put too much emphasis on another detail. Other times, we simply don’t want to hear the truth.
As much as we yearn for the truth, there are times when we’d prefer a little less honesty, for we don’t like the other person’s honesty.
Our perspective is different. And our perspective is right.
Honesty is very much tied up into wisdom. Isn’t there times when it’s easier to be honest than others?
Sometimes, we would rather not say the truth because it will be hurtful. Disappointing. Not well received.
And so, sometimes, honesty becomes a dance. A two-step that sometimes feels like we’re a bit out of step. We’re just learning. In the meantime, we’re stepping on each other’s feet.
Here’s the thought for today: keep pursuing honesty, even when it’s difficult. Hard. Potentially hurtful. Keep dancing the dance, figuring out the steps. There will be days when it feels like it’s not going good. That’s when the Father steps in and helps us along. Thanks be to God.
For God’s wisdom being available to us, I am grateful.
Holy God – Sometimes, honesty just feels a bit easier than others. As much as we want to be honest, we weight in the consequences of being honest. Grant us Your wisdom in all that we say in do. Amen.
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