Today we hear the story of Susanna and the wicked elders. Though trapped by their lies, she maintains her innocence and trusts that God knows the truth of what happened behind the garden walls. Susanna puts her hope in the Lord and is saved!
When life gets knotted up in “he said, she said” complications, do we stick to the truth of what we said or did? Or are we inclined to cling to our “rightness” and put the spin on what is best for us, as the two men who lusted after Susanna did? In our lives, as in the story, God knows what really happened. God sees into our hearts, knows our intentions, our wounds, our sinfulness. Sometimes the hard truth is that we were wrong, we made a bad choice, we acted out of our worst selves. And we need to make reparations for our failings. In all the entanglements of life, if we stick to the truth and we put our hope in him, God will see us through.
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