Tonight as I was listening to the lyrics (and Bible verses), "Oh, my God, I will not fear. I place my trust in You," it occurred to me that...
sometimes it's okay to not speak the truth.
Cathedral in New Orleans, Lori Seaborg, 2014
"I'll make it through."
"I will not fear."
We aren't 100% sure those statements are true when we first utter them.
We utter them because we need them to be true.
"I will hold my ground."
"I will be brave."
"I am okay."
We utter the words over and over until we believe them.