Posted by: Judy | August 10, 2020

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The abuse was evil. Growing up in it, it was “normal.” Once I learned it wasn’t normal, I faced a new challenge. I needed to unearth all the lies buried in “truths.” I had to learn that opinion was not truth, because so many opinions had been drilled into me as concrete truths. In some ways, peeling away the layers of lies was as painful as the abuse. I’d stood up for myself and thought “whew, done.” Instead, it was only the beginning of a new, painful, longer challenge. The abuse was now easy to recognize, but those lies sidled in, bit by bit. The ugly weed sprung up, not fully grown, but a little here and a little there. Before I knew it, I was drowning in lies, again. That horrible, awful tape that played in my head was a litany of lies; lies I’d been taught with conviction. God is not a god of lies.

Choosing to rip out the lies is not for the faint of heart. Some lies are comforting. Even the comforting lies must go, because other lies will latch onto them and weasel their way in. Lies, like weeds, must be pulled out by the root, or they grow back. No matter how tiring it may be to yank out the same lie over and over, it grows weaker as it is consistently and faithfully removed. It is possible. God is a master at accomplishing the impossible.

God is love and truth. He is able to show us the lies in our lives. We must be receptive to His guidance. I confess to struggling with arrogance. I’d been taught I was always wrong, so when I discovered I was right sometimes, I gave it too much importance. I’m learning. Some of the lies in my life included, it was my fault, I was always wrong, I didn’t try hard enough, and more. I have enough actual sins and flaws of my own without adding in the lies. I don’t always want God to reveal the lies in my life because then I’ll have to change, but I’m learning to seek His face.

~ Laurel Hawkes


  1. Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing! So much truth in this! ❤

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