Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25
I was having a bad week a couple weeks back. So much had piled up and I felt the walls closing in. I knew I needed to spend time with God. I knew I needed to make my feelings catch up with the knowledge of what the Word says, but it just wasn't happening. I asked friends for prayer, and I also texted my hubby who was out of town for the week, because anxiety was weighing me down. Big time. Like a weight pressing against my chest, and while I knew I didn't have to live with it, I needed help fighting it.
And that is why we are all here.
God has already won the battles before us, but sometimes we need other warriors to join in the fight. For me, I received several kind words, one in particular from my husband. In fact, he referenced today's verse in an email he sent me. Then he went on to simply speak life over me and my situation. He offered several kind words, and while the weight didn't disappear, it began to lift. And as friends prayed for me and spoke to me, my anxiety level dropped while my joy rose.
Be a kind word to someone today.
It really does bring cheer. And we could all use a little of that:)