Monday, September 29, 2014

One Kind Word

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.

We all need that some times. We need to know that we are not in the trenches alone. So today I'm issuing a challenge. Look around you at your friends, family, co-workers...ask God to show them to you in a new light and listen to his voice as he points out who could use an encouraging word. Point out their beauty. Notice their special talent. Remind them you see all the work they've done. Say thank-you. Smile.

Be a kind word to someone today.

It really does bring cheer. And we could all use a little of that:)


  1. I accept the challeng my friend! Lots of truth here. Thanks!

    1. :) Using your natural talent of encouragement:) Go, Jess!

  2. Challenge accepted. It is amazing how a kind word can make me feel better.

    Susan, I'll start with you. I always enjoy visiting your blog. You're an amazing writer, but you you're more than that. You're a faithful child of God encouraging us on our journey. Thanks!

    Now I head out into the real world, and I'll keep your words, and this scripture in mind.

    1. Oh, thank-you, Jackie!! And yes, go out there and encourage. You've definitely made my day!:)