Enhance your love life by a tender word to your spouse (Gen 34:3). Thank your boss by a good word (I Tim 6:1). We all want to win. God’s grace is free; no work, no guilt, free. Even the Apostle Paul, who wrote “Be anxious for nothing” in Philippians chapter four, refers to his own anxiety in that very letter! Bearing one another’s burdens fulfills the law of Christ (Gal 6:2), and it might be as easy as an encouraging word. The Bible’s treatment for anxiety involves more than just the anxious person doing the right things, saying the right prayers, following a proper diet and getting the right amount of sleep. Do you ever find yourself sitting with a friend over a cup of coffee at Starbucks, listening to their troubles, and wishing you knew just what to say or do? Based on Proverbs 12:25 By Pastor Craig Born For Risen Savior Lutheran Navarre, FL NEXT STEPS Looking for a place to go with your spiritual questions? Bob Bjerkaas. You could lay another brick for eternal life. Zechariah was a prophet to encourage Jews that returned to rebuild Jerusalem after 70 years of captivity in Babylon. Proverbs 12:25-Heaviness in the heart of man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad. Your mouth can do more than swallow food. Both are one-on-one duties. Mary Magdalene, a sinful woman Jesus had forgiven, was crying after finding her Lord’s tomb empty. But a Man appearing to be the gardener said, “Mary.” With one good word, she was better and said, “Master.” Read it (Jn 20:11-18). Give a kind word away! Secure your children’s obedience by a kind word (Col 3:21). Such love will not cost you anything. But God knew something important Solomon did not. A heavy heart carries weighty burdens that make it stoop; it is a soul pressed down by cares, circumstances, and troubles. He saw a vision of a great angel asking God when He would be merciful to Jerusalem. What a cheap way to be rich to others! The goal is to edify, or build up, one another, as Jonathan built up David, when he was hiding in the woods (I Sam 23:16). John 3:16-God so loved the world! Church members are to consider one another (Heb 10:24; 13:3). We all suffer from this kind of anxiety. An unruled melancholy spirit is a devilish curse (Pr 15:15; Jas 3:14-16). It is like taking away a coat in cold weather (Pr 25:20). Solomon’s proverbs have been read for 3000 years. You can learn kind, complimentary, encouraging words of truth to do it. You […] The Old Testament knows no higher comparison. It can make a sad heart glad. You could lift a heart right now. As we seek to “add to godliness, brotherly kindness,” (2 Peter 1:7), let’s ask God to give us the grace and wisdom to know when to simply offer a kind word to an anxious soul. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The rest are too fearful or ignorant. We offer God’s grace free by pointing people to Jesus Christ. Say something kind. Your Pastor, Is there one on your lips today? KJV Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. Most men are too selfish and preoccupied with their own lives to notice others, and most do not have the affection or concern to say something kind and helpful. By anxiety I don’t just mean the clinical diagnosis as defined by the American Medical Association. Increase life expectancy and success by a good word to your parents (Eph 6:2-3). #WELSFIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: facebook.com/risensaviorlutheran.navarre Instagram: instagram.com/risensaviornavarreTwitter: twitter.com/risensaviorWELS Think of this wine! Play Audio: What is the cheapest and easiest gift? How often do you do it? They are too lazy to consider another person and do something about it. Spiritual Fibrillation It may comfort some of you to know that I am certified in…, Poem to Gayle Sayers Not many of the young men I coach are familiar with…, Ministers of Grace This morning is my first day back in the office after a…, I was speaking with my friend Chris this morning and we were considering how unbelievably…, Earlier today I had just about as much fun in the church office as I…, I could see it all clearly. “The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.” says Proverbs 15:4. How much would righteous men be encouraged in righteousness? NLT Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up. Proverbs 12:25-GNT-Worry can rob you of happiness, but kind words will cheer you up. Dave reads from Proverbs 12:25 for our Morning Devotion for Tuesday, November 24th. Based on Proverbs 12:25By Pastor Craig BornFor Risen Savior Lutheran Navarre, FLNEXT STEPS Looking for a place to go with your spiritual questions? Christians are to love one another (Jn 13:34-35). NKJV Jesus during His life comforted and encouraged many, because God had given him a wonderful gift of speech “that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary” (Is 50:4). Who knows how God might use a moment of cheer in a difficult situation? And we want to help! Genesis 50:22-26 N... Proverbs 26:21 A Contentious Man! Your email address will not be published. This includes comforting the feebleminded, which may be the result of a heavy heart (Ps 38:1-22; I Thess 5:14). He sends His Spirit to comfort you, when you humble yourself before Him and cry for help. Such love will not cost you anything. King Lemuel’s mother suggested wine to help (Pr 31:6-7). Uplift your pastor by a word to him (I Thes 5:12-13). He knew you would have ability to communicate a kind word easier than ever e.g. Too often the world’s wisdom, and even much of the church’s advice, focuses on the anxious person and what they can do to resolve their anxiety. God answered with “good words and comfortable words,” which lifted Zechariah to a great message of hope (Zech 1:12-17). Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. But for those justly cast down, you have someone deserving attention and affection. Rejoice For Me When I'm Gone. What is the cheapest and easiest gift? Goblins, Dragons, and Trolls – Oh My! Encourage a policeman (Rom 13:7; I Pet 2:17). Angels comforted and strengthened Jesus Himself several times, especially when His spirit was greatly troubled in Gethsemane (Mark 14:33-34). It can make a sad heart glad. Speech is often used to cut and hurt, but considerate words in love can be very healthful (Pr 12:18; 16:24; 25:11; 27:9). phone, email, text, Facebook, tweet, etc. Only a pinch of salt – criticism or rebuke – should flavor a wise man’s gracious words (Eph 4:29; Col 4:6). The Bible’s treatment for anxiety involves more than just the anxious person doing the right things, saying the right prayers, following a proper diet and getting the right amount of sleep. If you have a good thought about someone, tell them. But many often follow their lead and blame trouble on God’s judgment, though it may only be an affectionate trial. Find more info about us at risensaviorchurch.org. Proverbs 12:25 says, “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”. Proverbs 12:25- Anxiety and Prayer! Matthew 3:16 The Trinity and Baptism! It also involves friends. ESV Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Proverbs 12:25 says, “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a … What a cheap way to be rich to others! The Evidence Of Things Not See. A kind thought about another not expressed – is worthless! In chapter two he wrote to the church in Philippi that he needed to send their messenger Epaphroditus back to them, in part so that Paul “might have less anxiety.”. From time to time we all struggle with anxiety. It is “tov” – perhaps you have heard it used in “Mazel tov.”  Tov can mean good, beautiful, proper, right, jubilant, gracious, festive… you get the idea! Have God and Solomon got your attention? How much better would the world be if people complimented those deserving it? Instead, they joined together in accusing him of hypocrisy. But no one could communicate so easily and freely over any distance as you can by phone, email, text, Facebook, tweet, etc.