Our words have power and it’s important that we choose them wisely. The things we say can either lift or break the spirit of others, as well as impact how they perceive their situation. Particularly during these unsettling times, we are called to speak words of life and not make thoughtless, inconsiderate remarks:
Proverbs 15:4 “Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”
When we hear someone make a crushing, defeatist comment, we have a golden opportunity to speak life into that person and fill them with uplifting phrases to heal their spirit and make them whole. By doing so, we apply the biblical guideline of speaking wisely into our lives and thus, reflect Jesus in our characteristics.