Words have a power like no other. They have the ability to tear us down or build others up. The words we choose can have significant impacts on others.
Today’s from verse from Proverbs says that anxiety will weigh us down. Many Bible verses describe anxiety as a weight that burdens us.
But, rather than be defeated by our stress and anxiety, we can help others by encouraging them. Sharing a good word with others can lift their spirits.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad.Proverbs 12:25
Sharing a kind word to others is a simple yet profound way to make a big difference for others.
How can you share a kind word to others that need encouragement or feel anxiety?
Offer to pray for them. If they share a prayer request, pray for them. Don’t just say you will pray for them, take a moment and pray right in the moment for them (it’s especially encouraging if you pray with them or tell them after you prayed).
Share a Bible verse with them. The Bible has answers for many of our worries. Many times, God will give us the perfect Bible verse in the moment to help others. Don’t be afraid to share a Bible verse.
Call or text when you think about this person. Sometimes, God will bring a friend or family member to mind and we might feel prompted to call them. Reaching out and saying hello and that you are thinking about the person will encourage them.
Encouraging others and sharing kind words with them not only changes their perspective and feelings, but it also changes you. When you see that you have helped others, you will encouraged and inspired, too.
As you go through your day and encounter friends, family and even strangers, remember you don’t know everything they are experiencing or feeling, but your kind words could make a huge difference to them. Seek ways to bless others today.