As you read through the Proverbs, I urge you to reflect, pray, and apply these devotional bits of encouragement and wisdom to your own life.

The Power of Your Words.
What you say to others really matters. You can bring healing to a wounded heart with your well-chosen words. You can lift another person’s spirit by what you say. You can help someone overcome their anxiety by speaking truth and hope into their lives. And you can bring encouragement to someone who is beaten down. Every single day, find someone to encourage, lift, strengthen, and bless…with your words. Don’t hold back. Reach out to someone today and every day. Let them know you care. Assure them of your belief in them. Encourage them if they are down. Lift their spirits. Build their confidence. Remind them of what is good and true. Assuage fears. Dispel hopelessness. Love. Care. Affirm. Encourage. Bless someone with your words today.
“The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” – Proverbs 12:18, 25