Our words have power…more than we may realize. What we say either holds a blessing or a curse, and yet how often we say things that are not good, edifying, or even truthful. Proverbs 18:21 says: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
When you are facing the problems of the day, what do you say to yourself? What are you saying to others? The words you say to yourself may be even more important than what you tell others because they will forge your belief system. They will determine whether you walk in faith or in fear.
This Covid thing has so many people freaked out. I get it. I understand it is serious, but I don’t choose to walk in fear! That is a choice we make every day. I was speaking with a friend of mine recently who was literally making himself sick with worry over the Covid virus. I told him, “We can’t live in fear.” He said, “That is what my Father told me!” LOL. I hope he got the message.
Worry does no good. It eats away at our peace until we choose to speak life! I know life can be brutal at times, and I am not minimizing any of the pain and suffering that people go through, but I don’t understand why anyone would choose to prolong the pain and suffering.
Next time you or someone you know is going through something difficult, listen carefully to the words that are spoken. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says: “We take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ.” I know this is easier said than done, but sometimes you just need someone to remind you (or even to remind yourself) that “This too shall pass,” and think before you speak.
Don’t be afraid to ask someone to pray with you. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed if are feeling overwhelmed. It can happen to anyone walking this planet. We all have days that we need someone to lift us up, dust us off, and walk beside us. That is what friends and family are for.
I will leave you with a powerful word of encouragement. 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 says: “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;”
Speak life to yourself and to others. We all need it!