QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
“An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25
The Book of Proverbs in the Bible contains wisdom sayings dating back to about 3000BC . Ancient thinkers recognized the orderliness of the world in which they lived. They tried to live in harmony with that set order as they understood that life would be much more enjoyable and fulfilling.
The quote for this week is so simple, yet so true. Anxiety certainly does weigh a person down. Worry often takes our imagination down all sorts of roads where it would be better off not to go.
“But a kind word cheers him up.” Why wait for a friend to share how their anxieties are weighing them down. Let’s be free and generous with our kind words! We sure know that the world needs these. Plan for this week to share kind and encouraging words with as many people as possible who come your way. You never know, the Lord might be sending an anxious person your way, just to hear your words of kindness!
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