“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad” (Proverbs 12:25 NKJV).


Are your words a pressure cooker or a pressure release for others? When you see someone struggling with anxiety, do they need something more to worry about? Or do they need a “good word” that lifts them up? Consider how people perceive you. When they see you coming, what do they expect? Does anxiety grow in them, anticipating criticism or trouble? Or do they lean towards you, hungry for the blessing of your words? Of course, the best word is God’s Word. Fill your heart and mind with His Word and you’ll find that it flows from your tongue when needed to bless others.
PRAYER: Dear Father, we begin our day today with You and Your Word. We cast our care, our anxiety on You and fill our mouths with Your good words of encouragement and blessing. Strengthen us to speak them to others in the power of the Spirit today. In Jesus’ name, amen.