spoken words matter

Words Matter

Our words matter.  They matter to others, and they matter to the person looking back at you in the mirror. 

My words and your words have tremendous power.

Our words can hurt or they can heal.

“Gentle words cause life and health; griping brings discouragement.” Proverbs 15:4 (TLB)

The words you say to others, and the words you say to yourself.  They can cause pain or they can promote health.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Not true.

Our words matter. The words we speak to others, and the words we speak to ourselves. #wordsmatter #positivebodyimage Click To Tweet

“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”  Proverbs 12:18 (NIV)

Words can cut deeply.  They leave scars. Reckless words can have lasting impact.  

But there are words that can heal.  God’s Word can heal. Words spoken by a wise friend or family member can bring healing.  

And the words you speak toward yourself can promote health and healing. 

Your words matter.

Do you consider the weight of your words?

It might be easy to see this as it relates to the words we speak to others, but what about the words you speak to yourself?  Words matter to that person looking back at you in the mirror. What words do you speak to her?  

I’ve spoken words to that person I’d never speak to someone else.  And because of those words, the healing with my relationship with myself has been a long journey.  

Those negative words cut deeply and wound us.  Just like any wound, it takes time to heal. And it doesn’t heal on its own.  You must care for and treat it. In this case, we heal with wise words, with words of truth, with words of encouragement and hope.  

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How have your words been recently?  Have they brought health and healing to you and those around you?  Or have they cut deeply leaving a wound?

Because our words matter, let’s make the following verse a daily prayer:

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.”  Psalm 141:3 (NKJV)

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