I  dealt with them, time to time…In front of me, each affected inmate would accept that he has been hearing voices telling him to hurt himself. To kill himself. With their eyes surrounded by darkness and had grown puffy, I could just tell, that inmate was not able to sleep. That deep inside him, something was eating his heart.

I had seen those who tried to follow what the voices were telling them. Whether the voices were soft as a whisper or bombarding their minds vigorously, they tried to put an end to that by actually harming themselves. Battling depression or other mental illnesses, their addiction to illegal substances that could also bring psychosis, there seemed to be no escape.

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And there were a few. The ones who wanted to overcome. No matter what the voices were dictating, they knew something was not right. And they were brave enough to take the first step. That was to seek help. From the nursing or custody staff. Until we could determine the need to place them in Suicide Watch for their own safety. To house them there temporarily until the Psych Doctor would come and assess each of them and an appropriate therapy started to help them win and preserve their precious lives.

Voices…We are bombarded by 2. This world’s and that of the Lord’s…Which voice would you likely seem to follow?

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” ~ John 10:27


  1. I will forever follow the voice of my Father sis.

  2. Sometimes we hear so many voices and it's the still, small voice that is hard to focus on. Once we do though, all other voices are muted and things become so clear.

  3. Thank you Rcube for this wonderful post! I'm so grateful beyond what words can say that the Holy
    Spirit empowers me to make the choice to listen to God's voice. I'm grateful that I'm learning ways to make there be less "static" in my head, less other input available, so that His words can be loud and clear.

  4. Thank you - this is so beautiful... I am listening to you Father...

    Love to you my sister in Christ.
    I've Become My Mother

  5. What a contrast! I want to listen to His voice and follow. How sad at the number of inmates who suffer from depression and psychiatric disorders. Voices can be strong when Christ is not in your life.

    Keep on sharing the Truth!

    Blessings and love,

  6. My desire these days is to become more intimate with my Heavenly Father. Thank you Rosel for sharing. Blessings dear one.....

  7. Just wanted to let you know that I've shared this post with my followers today on Fearless Friday. ((hugs))

  8. Rosel,

    Praying today to hear God's voice in the sounds of my day today. May we all desperately seek Him out today.

    Please stop by my blog today, as I have an urgent prayer request this morning for my brother in law.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  9. Tried to update the post but the link wouldn't work so I am hoping others will do the same as I did and just copy and paste it.

  10. Sometimes my head is so filled with voices I wonder if Jesus still is there.

  11. @sister Wanda: That's what the spiritual enemy will do. It bombards our minds with things that will make it seem like God is not listening to us or is not there anymore.

    The battlefield is in our minds...but glory be to God, He is in our hearts, every believer's hearts!
    God bless.

  12. Hello Beutiful Rosel! I pray God will lead those who are battling those voices straight to your blog. It is true, the enemy whispers death into the ears of many. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy!

    I'm not "back" but wanted to thank you for continuing to visit me. I'll be back in a few weeks!

    Love & hugs,

  13. Rosel, This is a very good post.

    “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” ~ John 10:27

    We often wonder why people don't hear and understand the Bible as we do. We forget that it is God who needs to give them ears to hear before they can understand and become one of His sheep.

    1 Corinthians 2:14 - But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


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