Words fill the air. Words of commerce, enticing us with material goods. Words of crisis, dangerous conditions from weather to politics. Words of bullies, demeaning and degrading. These words can cause stress, anxiety, depression and physical illness –a medically proven fact.
There are words of encouragement from trusted relationships. Words of cherished promises and sweet love, bringing comfort and security.
For me the most valued words for life are the words of Wisdom from God. God’s wise words bring life, healing and health to the whole body (Proverbs 4:20-22). Believing God’s promises, His character and trusting His provision gives a comfort beyond words. To rest the truth of His love deep in your heart can revive and give life. (Psalms 119:50) – another medically proven fact. Vigilantly protect your heart from the demeaning damage of ungodly wisdom. Guard you heart for it is the wellspring of your life! (Proverbs 4:23)
“Words of Life, words of Hope Give us strength, help us cope In this world” (lyrics from Michael W. Smith song – Ancient Words) Focus on those ancient words of wisdom, allow them to direct your paths.
Lord help me guard my heart from the assault of negative words in this world. Open my ears to receive your words of wisdom, let them settle into my heart, giving me life, health and lighting my path of life. ~ in Jesus name AMEN