Voice of Truth


I’ve been listening and re-listening to Casting Crowns lately on the way to work in the mornings.  It’s a great time to get my head together on my 1-hour drive to Nashville, and the lyrics to this song have been repeatedly coming to mind for me.

This song speaks to the nature of Satan’s craftiness.  More than anything else, for Christians, he may use our own guilt; the deceitfulness of our own hurting hearts from the sins of our dark places.  I love these artists!  They’re clearly conveying the truth of God’s word in the lyrics of this song, and allude to the choice we have of listening to the various voices that battle within us. 

“Voice Of Truth”

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I’m in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
To the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He’s holding out his hand

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. ‘Boy, you’ll never win!’
“You’ll never win”

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says “Do not be afraid!”
And the voice of truth says “This is for My glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a Sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they’d have had the strength to stand

But the giant’s calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again “boy, you’ll never win!
“You’ll never win”

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don’t seem so high
From on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

The truth is – we will listen to God’s voice of truth if the Lord Jesus is our master.  Father, I pray for the strength to listen to the voice of truth – whatever its source.  If it is holy, it is from you, and I pray for the courage to listen to it.  I pray for the strength to be the holy man of God I hoped to be long ago, a pillar of strength and holiness, and always a reflection of your Son.  You are far more holy than I can ever be.  Father, forgive my failures, and help me to laugh at the waves in the strength of the King.

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