Words and the Word

Sometimes it’s not about the words that we have to say.

Most of the time, it’s not about the words we have to say.

Let me explain…

When I was at a loss for words in a recent situation, I stopped in my tracks because I didn’t know what to say to my hurting friend. I wasn’t familiar with the situation or the pain. I hadn’t been through the same fire, so what should I have said? What advice could I have given in such a dark place of suffering that I was unfamiliar with? All of a sudden, my words felt inadequate.

A beautiful still small voice said to me, “I have already spoken about it in My Word.”

And it was true! God had already given the resolution to my friend’s specific problem that I hadn’t known the solution to. God’s Word had the words that I didn’t have the experience or wisdom to utter.

Are you struggling with wondering how to encourage a hurting friend today? God’s comfort is the greatest we can know. Therefore, His Word is the best word we can give to someone who is hurting. Our words can help in a situation, but God’s Word is best.

Isaiah 55:8-11; Psalm 23:4; Matthew 5:4; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.

©️2020 Rachel D. Lyne

About Rachel D. Lyne

Christian Living Author: "The Apple, A Woman's Battle Plan: Overcoming Forbidden Fruit in Marriage." Devotional blogger, poet, Christian magazine content creator, and inspirational speaker.
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