“Lies” is a gorgeous grief-ballad by Glen Hansard. It tells the story of a relationship that dies by degrees, almost unnoticed by the couple.
One striking section of lyrics goes:
Maybe if you slowed down for me I could see you’re only tellin’ lies, lies, lies Breakin’ us down with your lies, lies, lies When will you learn?
Every time I listen to this, I can hear the Lord saying it to his bride. And I can hear His heartbreak through the music.
I don’t mean this or feel it in a condemning sense. God has kept nothing back from us. As Romans says, He didn’t even spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all (Rom. 8:32). There is absolutely no barrier between us and God…except in our own heads. Any barrier we perceive is simply a lie.
Our unbelief— the lies we believe instead of what our lover says—breaks down our relationship with Jesus.
When will we learn?
You can listen to the song “Lies” here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x7FcrTSR3dM