The Pain of Honesty
New International Version (NIV)
24 “Teach me, and I will be quiet;
show me where I have been wrong.
25 How painful are honest words!
But what do your arguments prove?
True friends, tell each other the truth.
Pr 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Perhaps, there are people in our lives, that we need to have a ‘heart to heart’ talk with. No matter how painful, people of honor respect truth, sincerity, and honesty, and however painful the discussion might be, true friends, will tell each other the truth!
‘Father, help me know when to speak, and when to pray for my friends. Give me tenderness, courage, and wisdom to be able to speak the truth in love, to those I must reach, no matter how difficult. Help me Jesus I pray, Amen.’