"For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice." John 18:37
You know that voice you hear when you look in the mirror? Or when you lie in bed at night? Test that voice. Is it the voice of Truth, or of the great deceiver?
When Satan speaks into our thoughts he has only one purpose: to do harm. Whether through discouragement, temptation, frustration, depression or despair, his goal is always to divide you from God, to cripple your spiritual vitality, and prevent you from obeying and serving God.
You're the worst. No one cares about you. That sin was the last straw - God is against you now.
The voice of the Holy Spirit is very different. The goal of the enemy is destruction, but the goal of the Spirit is to edify you. He speaks so that He can lift you up, encourage you, bring strength, faith, joy, and peace.
You are my beloved child. I died for you. What you did was wrong - I will help you take the right next steps.
Hear the difference?
Lord, help me to hear Your Voice of Truth above every other voice. Amen.