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Daily Devotion

The Truth Inside

Ask yourself, Am I willing to pray for God to show me the broken places within my heart?

August 14, 2022

To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the scriptures referenced throughout.

Scripture reveals that God designed us for relationship—with Him and one another (Gen. 2:18; Gal. 6:2). Yet each of us brings unique baggage and difficult experiences that can make fellowship challenging. How do we love each other in a healthy way when we all come with emotional scars?

There’s not a lot we can do about the state of someone else’s heart, but we can take responsibility for our own. And a great place to begin is David’s prayer in Psalm 139: “Search me, God, and know my heart; put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way” (Ps. 139:23-24). If we genuinely want to improve our relationships, we must be willing to face the truth about our inner life and own what’s ours to address. And the Lord promises that when we bravely ask for His insight, the truth will set us free (John 8:31-32).

Think About It

• Are you ready to pray David’s prayer and face whatever God may reveal? If not, read all of Psalm 139 to remember to Whom you’re talking. Then say, “Lord, prepare me to one day pray David’s words.”

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