I try not to lie in church as much as I used to. I don’t say to someone who shares a problem with me that, “I’ll pray for you,” because I probably won’t. And I don’t sing the verses to songs that aren’t true in my life at the time.
On Saturday I was at a service where we were asked to stand and sing, It Is Well With My Soul. I told Paul, who was sitting next to me, “I’ll stand, but I won’t lie.”
As I stood there silently with wet eyes, Paul put his arm around me and said, “It’s alright, I’ll sing for you.”