The common denominator of all the lies we tell ourselves is that each one enables us to continue unhealthy attitudes or patterns that harm our relationships while we keep avoiding the truth of our sin.
Yet God is continuously bringing truth to his men. In His case, He can’t help Himself because He is the Truth. The arrival of truth is unmistakable because it always forces reflection, consideration, and a decision that’s laser-guided to strike deep within our minds. The bright light of His truth can be a comforting force for change if we welcome it into our lives. Jesus was good enough to let us know exactly what happens when He shows up in our private domains, as He says in the gospel of John:
Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil,
addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light
and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure.
But anyone working and living in truth and reality
welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for
the God-work it is. (JOHN 3:20-21, MSG)