Do You Speak Kind Words?

Proverbs 12:25: “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”

I don’t like to take medicine. If a natural remedy is available, I prefer to take it. How about you?

With allergies to several medicines and experience with side effects to many of them, I don’t want to have surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. Can you relate to that?

Before my eye surgery two years ago, I struggled with an anxious heart that weighed me down. My only child had passed away after eye surgery, and I didn’t want to be the next one to die.

My friends promised to pray for me. Their phone calls and prayers cheered me up. My Sunday school teacher took me to the medical center and prayed for me during surgery.

After a successful surgery, I felt relieved. Friends sent cards or called me. Others brought me meals or a healthy protein drink. I appreciated their kind words and deeds, and they cheered me up.

This morning a friend from my Sunday school class had knee surgery. The members of the class signed a card for her yesterday, and we will take her dinner on Friday.

Do you know someone who could benefit from your kind words?

Dear God, help me be sensitive to a friend with an anxious heart. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to cheer up that person with an anxious heart?

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