Monday, August 29, 2011


Job's story in the Bible is one of my favorites.  His patience, perseverance and faith are so inspiring to me.  Job's friends pelted him with unrelenting words- anger, guilt, idle chatter, and faulty conclusions.  Their harsh words kept him crushed instead of comforted during the most trying times of his life. 

Do your words rain down comfort? Love chooses to cover instead of condemn.  Some people provoke us to exchange blow for blow, gossip for gossip, curse for curse, and rebuke for rebuke.  To speak as Job's 'friends' spoke to him requires no wisdom or strength from God because that kind of speech comes naturally to us as humans.  But if we choose to use ours words to encourage and comfort, we will need supernatural strength that only the Lord can provide. God is ready when we are.
Encourage each other every day! -Hebrews 3:13

You have the ability with your words to make people stronger. You words are to their souls what vitamins are to their bodies.

The most precious gift that one person can bestow on another is gentle encouragement.

When you talk, do not say harmful thingsm but say what people need- words that will help others become stronger. -Ephesians 4:29

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