Day 181: The Voice

Yesterday my husband got the CD player in our car replaced. We have had the same broken CD player in this particular car since we bought it back in 2005 but it played the radio so we just decided it wasn’t something we wanted to sink money into. Well, he recently rediscovered a CD player that I bought him back when we were dating that had been in his previous car and had it put in.

And I didn’t realize until today when I went to run some errands with my boys how much I had missed choosing my own music! We tend to be at the mercy of whatever is on the radio (although most of the time I don’t even turn it on… we are kind of quiet car people). But as I sorted through the few CDs my husband had in the car, I went with a Casting Crowns Live CD…

And then I proceeded to bawl through the entire album.

It was all songs that I have heard before, but hearing them in that moment at that time after the past few weeks of spiritual… dryness… was just like those guys knew exactly the way I’d been feeling and then they had just the right words to replace my thoughts of defeat…

And one song in particular really spoke to me… and I listened to it so many times that my oldest son asked me if we could listen to something else! Ha! I was actually okay with it at that point because it was raining AND I was bawling, so I figured it would besaferif I turned it off!

Here’s the song… I’m not going to write much about it because I think the words are already powerful. If you have never heard it sung, find it on YouTube or something cause it is… it is just wow. And I know that some of you will have heard the song before… maybe you even have the lyrics memorized… but just read it again. Just take one moment and read it again and especially that chorus… and just remember with me today… remember to listen to the 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.

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