Hawk Nelson- Words
“Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.”
“Truth lasts; lies are here today, gone tomorrow.”Proverbs 12:18-19
Proverbs 12:18-19 MSG
When a person is careless with their words reacting before thinking can be a result. The phrase “Think before you speak,” comes to mind. If you’re rash with your words, it’s the complete opposite of that phrase. Words are powerful. The book of James talks about your mouth being a rudder. One part of that scripture even says “Do good and bad water flow from the same spring?” The same mouth we use to speak highly of others is the same mouth we use when we choose tear them down. Proverbs is full of wisdom. Literally, the word wisdom is used on several occasions. The text says “Rash language cuts and maims.” Our words can cut into people. You can do much damage with the language that comes out of your mouth. BUT you can also bring healing. You can uplift and edify the body of Christ. When also speaking about our words and mouth, truth and lies are important. This scripture says “Truth lasts; lies are here today, gone tomorrow.” Lies are temporary, the affects are long term, but the truth always comes out. The truth last forever. Lies are so pointless from the get go, but in some form or fashion, we tell them everyday. Our words have meaning and truth. We shouldn’t abuse that by trying to altercate lies. Don’t waste time on a lie. The truth is as good as it gets. Be careful with your words, with what you say and how you say them.
“Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held Just be held, just be held” Just Be Held- Casting Crowns
Sometimes it’s hard for us to take our own hands off of the situations we’re in and just give them to God. But that’s exactly what he wants us to do. “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalms 46:10. Here, the word “still” comes from a Hebrew word meaning to “let go” or “release.” The meaning would be best understood to say “cause yourself to become restrained or to let go.” In other words, we need to come to a place where we are willing to submit ourselves to God and acknowledging that He is in sovereign control. The Hebrew word translated “be still” to “take your hands off. “Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:7. We must surrender to God. He has never stopped being God so why should treat him like he has. Allow God to hold you in his arms telling you everything is going to be fine. He isn’t a human who is unreliable. He is God. He is faithful. He holds true to his promises. Psalms 145 verse 13 reminds us of that. “The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” So whatever situation you are in, it make sound like you’ve heard it a million times, but just give it to God. You’re his child. Let him father you, hold you in your most desperate times. Never feel alone. You’re wrapped in the arms of someone who will never let you go. 🌻💗
Be Still and Know That I Am God
Take Your Hands Off
I’ve never understood depression. I always see videos or posts of stories from people who have dealt and ovcercame depression. Recently within the past month I was hit with a taste. I never understood how a person could feel so low about themselves. I have a new respect for anyone dealing with depression. I hated myself. I hated everything. I felt emotionless. Now this was just a glimpse of what my life would continue to be like if I chose it. I choose to overcome. It’s so hard to fight your mind, but it’s something every person does. It’s hard not to give into thoughts. Thoughts that tell you, you aren’t good enough, you aren’t pretty enough, you aren’t small enough. You aren’t enough. I want to tell you that YOU ARE ENOUGH. It may sound cheesy, but someone out there needs to know that they are not alone. They are not crazy for their thoughts or actions. I encourage you to watch what you say and how you act towards people. Sometimes someone can feel so low the only need a little nudge to push them over the edge. Don’t be that nudge. Be the hand that pulls them back. I encourage you to seek wisdom in how to act in situations. Be a strong kind heart for not only you, but for someone else. Be happy. You can do this I know you can. We all need to see light. I love you all so much! Stay strong and happy early Friday M&M warriors.