Some things in life are true.

Good is true.

Evil is true.

But true does not necessarily mean good.

Last night I was grieving the pain of someone else’s brokenness that overflows into hurt in my life.  I was frustrated because their emotional health has a direct and difficult effect on me.  Continuously.  And while I can look at this problem area in their life, I can say that it is “true,” they have these issues.  That they are unlikely to change outside of a miracle of God.  And that try as I might the fruit of these things will cause hurt.  I try to ignore but it still hurts.

But just because it is “true” doesn’t mean I need to think on these things.

I felt like the Lord said there are things that are “true-er.”

True-er is that this person cares for me.  Tru-er is that they try to their best of their ability.  True-er is that God can make up for where they lack.

It’s the tru-er things I would do better to focus on.

It doesn’t take away the hurt.  It doesn’t change them.

But meditation on the tru-er keeps my head straight.  And my heart not so hurting.  And my perspective seeing the tru-er picture.

 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Php 4:8