Devotions from Henri Nouwen’s book, The Inner Voice of Love

The more clearly we see that our vocation is to witness to God’s love in this world, the more the attacks of the enemy will increase.  We may hear the enemy say we are worthless, unattractive, undesirable, unlovable, and have nothing to offer. The more we sense God’s call the more we sense in our souls the battle between God and Satan. We don’t need to fear but to deepen the conviction that God’s love is enough for us and we are in safe hands.  As we do this we will discover that his attacks are powerless. It is important  when we doubt God’s love, that we return to that inner spiritual home and listen there to His voice of love. Only when we know we are intimately loved can we face the dark voices of the enemy without beings seduced by them. The farther our outward journey takes us, the deeper our inward journey must be.  Only when our roots are deep can our fruits be abundant. The enemy is there to destroy us, but we can face him without fear when we know we are held safe in the love of Jesus.