Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Voice of Truth

Which do you think is louder in our world today—the voice of truth or the voice of darkness? Which is louder in your mind?

I wonder what “darkness” sounds like. You would think that it would boast loud screeches or frantic screams. But perhaps, the voice of darkness is more subtle. Perhaps it comes more often to our minds whispering doubts, fears, and lies:

“Does God really love you?”
“He doesn’t care about what you’re going through.”
“Even God can’t get you through this.”

The more we listen to the lies of darkness, the stronger the voice becomes, choking out truth and hope. The voice of darkness hisses poisonous words:

“You’re never going to make it through this trial.”
“God won’t ever forgive you for that sin.”
“God has abandoned you.”

The voice of truth silences the voice of darkness. Whether it comes to us as a still, small voice or as loudly as a trumpet blast, truth calls us to rally behind the assurances of the cross and to rise up capable in God’s power and secure in His love. The cross will forever be a symbol of God’s love for us, a reminder that if God gave His Son so we could have eternal life, He will give us everything we need for daily life (Romans 8:32). The voice of truth reminds us that God makes His power available to us, so we can walk in victory and not in defeat (Ephesians 6:10). The truth also comforts us that God’s love is personal, eternal, and unchanging (John 15:9, Jeremiah 31:3, Hebrews 13:8); and He is with us, never to leave us (Hebrews 13:5).


Whose voice will you listen to? When doubts and fears begin to haunt you, listen to the voice of truth. Heeding the truth of God’s Word opens the floodgate of light into your heart and life. Darkness has to flee. Hold onto the Light. Let Truth be the voice that directs you into God’s peace, joy, and victory. Join forces with God’s army of light so that the voice of truth has a stronger influence in our world than the voice of darkness.



2 comments:

  1. Katy, I do believe Light is stronger than darkness. So many people feel that they are "beyond" the reflection of the Light and give up trying to reach for it. They don't realize that the act of reaching is part of the "obtaining." God is always there. Enjoyed your post.

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  2. Thank you, Karen, for commenting here. I also believe God's light can pierce the thickest darkness, but we have to be willing to receive it. God bless your writing adventures!

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