Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25
I suppose it isn’t necessary to share this, but words are important to me. I relish each moment that I am able to communicate face-to-face with someone. My heart soars when I read a love note from my husband. I enjoy spending evenings -and sometimes days – reading quality literature. And of course, I thrill at the thought of getting to put my own words down on paper, or a screen in this case. It makes sense that of all the ways in which to communicate love and understanding, the written – or spoken – word is the fastest way to cheer my heart.
A few days ago, I was feeling disheartened. I prayed about it and tried to leave it with the Lord. Just hours later, I received a text message from a friend, just asking how I was and letting me know she was praying for me. For me! I was so thrilled! It was the Lord answering my weary heart’s prayer. He was saying, “Keep going. You are not alone.” I hate to admit it, but sometimes I do feel alone. Some personalities are prone to depression and I suppose I hit the jackpot. In those times I pray, and trust God with my tiny mustard-seed faith. And words also help me a lot. Whether I’m writing them, speaking them, hearing them or reading them, they are the thing that makes my heavy heart glad. No other words edify me more than God’s Words. I want to pass along good words today, and share God’s Words with others. I want to make a sad heart glad, just as the Lord has done for me.