As we get closer to the election, I am seeing so much bitterness on my timeline. Most of us have been taught “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That could not be more untrue. Words hurt and they leave behind scars that aren’t visibly seen. It may be a silly “little” argument or “difference of opinion” to you, but those words may take root in someone’s mind and cause far more damage than you realize. Mere “words” tore me down emotionally at one time in my life and they came from the person I trusted most. God is healing those soul wounds, yes they pierced to the depth of my soul. That may sound silly, but if you have lived through emotional abuse you will know it to be true. More than once God has told me He is unraveling the damage done to my mind as He heals my heart.
Words are more damaging than one would think. You don’t know what the person on the other side is going through. You may just be blowing off steam as you sound your opinion, but the person receiving them may be in an emotional state you can’t even comprehend. It’s simple, just be kind. We can have adult conversations without name calling and beating someone down. Before you say those hurtful things or post that hateful comment, stop and think. Is it really necessary, could I speak in a softer tone? Could I post that without all the cursing and rude comments, do I really need to be so mean to make my point? What would Jesus say or do? He’s watching and His heart grieves to see a world so unkind. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” ~ Luke 6:31
“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;” ~ Colossians 3:12
“23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.” ~ Proverbs 16:23-24
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” ~ Ephesians 4:32