Healing Words

Proverbs 12:25
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
But a good word makes it glad.

Proverbs 12:18
There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword,
But the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:14
A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words,

We live in a day when people think they are tough when insulting another person and making them look like a fool. What the politicians and media have been doing non-stop is now influencing our culture more and more.

I have written a number of purpose statements for my life. Statements that define what I want to be as a person. They aren’t goals because they aren’t measurable, and they are a bit more wordy than my morning commitments. I don’t have a lot, just a dozen, but together they are my picture of a perfect person, the person I am working towards becoming. Here is one of my purpose statements.

I want to serve God with my words, my words to people all around me in my life. Words have great power. God created everything by speaking it into existance. I have the potential, being a disciple of Jesus, to create, to motivate, to heal, to change people, and to communicate the gospel. So many people are full of fear and anxiety, and I would like to fill them full of joy by the words that I speak to them. So many people have wounded hearts from failure, hurts, and disappointments. I want to be able to heal their heart by speaking the right words to them. I want to talk about the Bible to people in such a way that it becomes alive, and they have a real encounter with the God of the universe by the power of words. I want to be able to motivate and energize the discouraged, the depressed, and those who don’I think they are capable of doing anything that really matters, convincing them that they can. I want to speak to people who are confused and don’t know what to do next, and give them wisdom and counsel that would guide them into God’s perfect will for their life. I want very much to speak words to people who are angry, bitter, and at odds with others, moving them to forgive, to be patient, to be kind, and to be at peace with all people.

I believe that I can become that kind of man, that kind of communicator, teacher, servant of God as God teaches me and empowers me.

3 thoughts on “Healing Words

  1. David Allen

    Hello Pastor Dee…
    My sister and brother in law attend your church. I have been catching a few of your YouTube videos and more recently reading your blogs.
    I just wanted to encourage and thank you for the time you take to share your thoughts with us. I in turn have been sharing them with some of my other Christian friends.
    I just wanted you to know that you are appreciated and are continuing to make a difference…
    Thank you and God bless you!

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  2. angimu

    Dear Pastor Dee,
    Your words spoke right to my heart. Sometimes I say or write the stupidest things, without a thought about how my words might be affecting the other person. This world would be a much better place if we would do what you are suggesting…I want so much to ‘fill people with joy by the words I speak to them.’
    You are such an inspiration, thank you! Please keep writing. Through you, Jesus is making me a better person.

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