Jesus isn’t afraid of your reality. He knows it. He knew when He called you to Him what you were facing, even before you did. As her eyes and ears opened to the healing that was taking place, Jesus explains to her that worshipping him requires spirit and truth. And the amplified version wraps this up perfectly, describing truth as reality. The reality was she was in an unhealthy cycle of relationships. The reality was that was she was hurting. The reality was she needed healing. And Jesus had a good plan for her life, but until she faced reality, she would remain trapped and bound by the chains of lies.
If we are to war for her we must bring the right balance of compassion and truth. Jesus’ ministry to the oppressed was filled with compassion for the hurting. While he loved the oppressors too, He consistently wielded the sword of truth at the Pharisees for their oppressive practices. See balance. This Word of truth is a sword, a weapon! Let’s make sure we point it and wield it carefully with wisdom.