vine wrapped tighly around a young tree - Woods near Green Lake

“Your work is trash.”

“Your light is dim.”

“Your words are rash.”

“You cause is grim.”

“Your friends you drained.”

“Your kids are pale.”

“Your spouse is faint.”

“Your heart is frail.”

Who speaks these words

Which closely stick

To heart and mind

And make me sick?


Did God speak them?

No! They’re not love.

They come from Hell,

Not from above.


God says I’m His.

I bear His name.

Christ took my sins.

Bore all my shame.


He calls me blessed,

Redeemed, adored,

Beautifully dressed,

Calls me restored.


2 Corinthians 5;17

About Heidi Viars

β€œIf you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth ...” ― C.S. Lewis ..... In my pursuit of self, I found utter darkness. In my pursuit of truth, I found Jesus, who dispelled the darkness by His forgiveness. Now I follow Him and try to understand Him better. I am a wife, mother of 6, blogger and love taking photographs of sunrises.
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39 Responses to Voices

  1. This becomes an excellent antidote for the rantings and condemnation of Slewfoot. If our God chooses to correct He is very specific and tender; never the general put-down…Doug

  2. thenorthviewblog says:

    I related to your poem…loved the truth at the end…now to remember it!

  3. How true! We must continually fight to replace the lies that play in our mind with truth from the love of God and His will for our lives.

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Yes, we must stand against those lies. We fight with the weapon of the Word … resist the enemy and his accusations… and believing what God has said about us! Thanks, Jen πŸ™‚

  4. Nate says:

    beautiful πŸ™‚

  5. theywhoseek says:

    Yikes . . . I’ve heard these voices before . . . . but praise the Lord I can turn them off when I open up my Bible . . . ~ Blessings ~

    • Heidi Viars says:

      You are so right! I get on my knees and speak Scriptures and they leave. Why am I so slow in learning 😦 So grateful people like you remind us each day with the Living Word and the Truth, our sure weapon!!! Blessings to you Deborah!

  6. Ann says:

    I “liked” this yesterday but today I am living it. Thanks for the reminder of who to listen to πŸ™‚ Blessings!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      How are you, Ann? Lets keep reminding each other of the importance of whose we are … Blessings to you, sister!

      • Ann says:

        I’m doing okay πŸ™‚ God chose to let me see and then share a vision at church yesterday and so anytime I speak out the enemy tells me some nasty stuff to try to get me to be quiet but I’m learning that I can tell him to shutup instead πŸ™‚ It just gets tiring sometimes though 😦

  7. Love this. I probably need to print it and post it above my computer! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Isaiah6510 says:

    Absolutely FAB sister..thankyou a million πŸ™‚ xxx

  9. emeraldogzz says:

    Redemption brings about us “beautifully dressed” in mercy and “adorned” in grace. A very deep poem. God bless you for sharing.

  10. Debbie says:

    Thank you for reminding us of who HE says we are! Your poem and verse was such a blessing! God bless you, His beautiful and restored one!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Dear Deb, I always love to find your loving comments and your encouragement means much (I know not only to me) … I hope you are finding encouragement today in knowing how much you are loved by Him and seen in all what is going on in your life. He is holding you in the palm of His hand and leading your willing heart … one step at a time, dear one… blessings to you!

  11. Amen, Dear Sister!! Spectacular!

    • Heidi Viars says:

      Been thinking about our “conversation” … this is my conclusion πŸ™‚ With the Lord nothing gets wasted πŸ™‚ . Blessings to you, sister!

      • God just blessed me with a most amazing gift to tell me that He is in control and all my efforts are not returning void!!!! I am writing about it now….stay tuned, Dear Friend!! Skye

        • Heidi Viars says:

          I LOVED your post! What an encouragement to me to continue in the ministry that Lord has given me here at home … Indeed, your efforts will not return void, and neither does His word sown into the hearts of your kids!!! Blessings to you!

  12. Reblogged this on Prayer A to Z and commented:
    I have a feeling this happens more than we know–we get voices in our head that are not from God, and sometime we think they are from God. This is such a beautiful post!

  13. Heidi, I love poems with happy endings. The accuser of the brethren seems to toss around the same old lies to us all. I like the victorious ending and the verse you chose.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    • Heidi Viars says:

      God always wins πŸ™‚ Checkmate has been announced to the enemy … every now and then he gets another move in … but Christ won victoriously!!! Thanks, dear Wendy!

  14. Caddo-Jael says:

    Oh, thank you for this!! Got me all teary-eyed (just one a them kinda days). God bless you BIG, Heidi–love, sis Caddo

  15. Thank you Heidi for this raw poem – a spiritual reality check. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Romans 8:1

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