Friday, March 22, 2013

Sticks and Stones...Words That Heal My Bones

Words have such power over us. They can calm a crying baby, incite a crowd to anger, bring peace to a troubled nation or pierce the heart of the broken. What we say and how we say it can turn the whole conversation into healing or hurting.

God has a way of reminding us, with words spoken directly from His heart, how much He loves us. He gave us a complete volume with 66 books filled with His love story to us. But, I also believe He uses modern technology to speak to us through His people and His Spirit.

She had no idea of the issues I'm going through right now but sent a text speaking peace over me. Her words were used by God at precisely the moment I needed them most...perfect...on time...precisely. And then we question, is there a God Who cares? I certainly don't have to think twice on that one!

Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. NIV

Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NIV

What we say does matter. Our words can hurt or they can heal, they can encourage or they can tear down. Build someone up and chances are you'll find yourself feeling better too! Solomon knew a thing or two that still works today. My friend's words to me brought healing to my soul and showed me God knew my need. How will you choose your words today?

Have a great Palm Sunday weekend!



  1. It is so nice to remember healing or building words. Isn't it amazing how a brief flashback of someone's words can add a smile.

  2. Julia said part of my post yesterday in Bible study. I was about to pop, I wanted to say something. It was about tone and how we say our words. Yes I can remember people's words and a smile automatically crosses my face...I always tried to send my kids off with a positive word each day before school.

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  4. Thanks for the reminder that words can bring a smile, be healing, or can be poison. Reminds me that words once said can never be taken back.

    I'm copying the verses, great ones to stick on the wall beside my desk. Words REALLY do matter. Thanks for the post, Cindy!

  5. Thank you Nancy for the encouragement! The older I get the more I realize that words are my love language. They are so important for our emotional health. Thanks for commenting!