“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.”
Do you have an anxious heart? Do you feel weighed down by the burden? Then you know very well how an encouraging word is like marrow to the bone. The kind words of a friend lift you when you were down cast and the Good Word of God’s Word strengthens you to go on. God’s word delights our soul, no matter what state it was in, after His Word is applied our soul finds comfort (see Psalms 94:19).
His word revives us as we bring our needs to Him (Psalms 119:24-26). God is our hiding place and in Him we can place our Hope. He has given us this confidence through His Word, yet we so easily forget it as we allow our trials to burden our hearts. We often forget this important message, but we also forget the message that we are to be servants reaching out to others and ministering to them through kindness and sharing His Word with them. Remember that a timely word spoken in season is good for the hearer (Proverbs 15:22-24).
Prayer: Father, with our whole heart we seek you; let us not wander from your commandments. Your word we have hid in our hearts so that we will not sin against thee. O LORD, teach us your statutes and remind us of your unfailing love as we encounter trials and the weight of this world in our daily lives. Then, LORD, help us to encourage others as they encounter life’s trials. Place in our hearts the words we have stored from your word so that we can give them sound words of comfort. LORD, make us sensitive to those in need. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©