Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Voice of Truth

This posting of lyrics to "The Voice of Truth" performed by Casting Crowns is for the sake of JenM, who (gasp) has never heard that song. (I don't normally post lyrics; this is a special circumstance--too many great songs from which to choose!) As I had commented on her blog, my story about it is as follows: Last winter we took our Tim to the movie, Polar Express. The movie gives quite the sales job for believing in Santa Claus, and on the way home, Tim was kind of seeming to buy into it. (We haven't actively promoted Santa with him as more than just a fun myth.) I don't remember what he said, but at that moment "The Voice of Truth" by Casting Crowns started playing on the radio. Good timing! We got to discuss contrasting the "voice" of the movie vs. the "voice" of the real meaning of Christmas. Since then, I think of that afternoon whenever I hear the song. The words overall are such a great encouragement (I've actually never read them until today)...and I know all the words don't have to do with myths such as Santa, but they do have to do with standing firm and trusting God...but for us, the chorus spoke to it and kind of defined where our stance should be regarding the conflict between faith and unbelief. Can you tell, I love this song!

"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
on to the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into 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!"

Chorus:
But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story
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!"

Chorus: But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story
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

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

2 comments:

J.OTIS MERSTER said...

Thanks for posting. Such things are happening in my life right now, I feel like those waves are over my head and I'm just barely making it. The giants in my life seem impossibly large, and I just want to reach out for Jesus' hand and leave the waves and giants behind.

NeverAlone said...

JenM,
Seems like things have been overwhelming you for a while! I am praying for you. I'm sorry it seems they aren't improving. I hope the words to this song are an encouragement.
Here are some verses of encouragement for you:
2 Chron 20:6; Jer 32:27; Psalm 121; Isa 61:1-3; 2 Cor 4:7-10; Rom 8:31-39; Ps 18:1-27; 33:6-10, 18-22; 103; Jn 16:33; Phil 4:6-8, 19-20...I hope this helps!
Keep me posted on how things are going with you and your trials. God is faithful and true!