Be a Healer

Be ready with words that heal.

Hebrews 12:14 – Strive for peace with everyone.

Dr. Maya Angelou was one of the most prolific American authors, poets, and civil rights activists of her time. She was known for her inspiring use of words. She said, “Words are things, I’m convinced you have to be careful about the words you use.”

Dr. Gabrielle Roberts, a clinical psychologist at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, says that words are among a person’s most powerful tools. “Words are intimately tied to our emotional experience and make a significant impression on us from birth.” King Solomon in Proverbs 16:24 put it this way, “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

Within a short period of time, election results will become known. Bitter words will be spoken; words which wound and could destroy.  There will be rancor and accusations will fly about like gnats over a bowl of overripe fruit. What should you do?  Knowing that it is God’s Word that comforts you, it becomes time for you to speak peace to others.  Rely on the leading of the Holy Spirit.

“Because of the tender mercy of God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:78-79).  “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God” (Mathew 5:9). “In your hearts, honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).

Pray With Us

Dear Father, thank You for being the source of the peace that passes all understanding. I know that turbulent times could well be ahead. Help me not to hide my light under a bushel basket, but to be ready to tell people of the hope that I have in You. Let my words be like that sweet honeycomb. Let them be a healing balm to hurting spirits. Let them come straight from You. Bless me as I take a stand for You, in Jesus’ Name,


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