Words: Encouraging ones to make a man’s heart glad!

Words make a difference. Portray Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad. as portrait art

Every day we will be faced with situations. For example, we don’t always know what others are going through. Similarly, anxiety could be weighing them down. So choose your words wisely because they may just be what they need to feel better! Choose to speak excellent and encouraging words! Make sure your comments are thoughtful and considerate! Decide today that you will use your words to make others’ hearts glad and cheer them up!

abstract art of how words have the power of life or death and to build up or tear down

The Power of Words:

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words.

Proverbs 18:21

Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].

Ephesians 4:29

Therefore encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak. For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.”

Matthew 12:3637

Today’s Verse of the Day:

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good (encouraging) word makes it glad.

Proverbs 12:25 AMP

Firstly, let’s be the dads who are observing others so that we can see and notice when anxiety is weighing down another person’s heart! Secondly, let’s be the dads who are choosing our words wisely because we know they have power! Finally, let’s be the dads who choose to use good and encouraging words in order to touch the hearts and lives of others and make them glad!

So how can we put into practice today’s verse of the day to be the dads our wives and kids need and live up to the plans and purposes of God for our lives? Let’s be the dads who are looking for ways to use words that create a nurturing environment that uplifts and supports our wives and kids!

How to apply using Words per Proverbs 12:25 to being the dads our wives and kids need in order to live up to God’s plans and purposes for our lives:

  • Offer words of affirmation: Regularly express love, appreciation, and encouragement to your wife and children. Kind and uplifting words can have a powerful impact on their hearts and help alleviate anxiety.
  • Be attentive listeners: Actively listen to your family members when they share their thoughts, concerns, or joys. Show genuine interest and empathy, providing a safe space for open communication.
  • Create a positive home environment: Foster an atmosphere of love, peace, and joy in your home. Be intentional about creating an environment where your wife and children feel safe, accepted, and supported.
  • Practice patience: Cultivate patience in your interactions with your family. Understand that everyone has their own struggles and challenges, and respond with grace and understanding.
  • Offer comfort during difficult times: Be there for your wife and children during times of stress, sadness, or uncertainty. Provide comfort through your words, presence, and actions.
  • Speak words of wisdom: Share your insights and knowledge with your family, guiding them in making wise decisions and navigating challenges. Your words can help them grow and mature.
  • Set a positive example: Lead by example in your words and actions. Show your family how to handle anxiety and difficult situations with faith, courage, and resilience.
  • Pray together: Encourage your family to pray together. Praying as a family can bring comfort, strength, and unity, fostering a deeper connection with God and each other.
  • Offer support and assistance: Be proactive in supporting your wife and children in their endeavors. Help them with their tasks, offer guidance when needed, and be their biggest cheerleader.
  • Seek God’s guidance: Continually seek God’s wisdom and guidance in your role as a father. Pray for His direction and rely on His strength to fulfill His plans and purposes for your family.

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