“Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.” (Proverbs 12:25)
Has your heart ever been weighed down? Mine has.
Stress and worry have a way of piling up quickly.
That’s one of the reasons I surround myself with positive people. I need encouragement on a regular basis. The most genuinely positive people I know are Christians. Why? It’s because their hope comes from an eternal perspective.
Christians are great encouragers because their hope is not placed in a cause, a set of circumstances, or everything working out smoothly. Their hope is placed solely in the God who loves them, cares for them, and even died for them.
Knowing that our Father in Heaven is in control of every ultimate outcome gives us peace and confidence. Knowing He loves and cares for us gives us joy. That joy can then overflow from our heart, through our mouths, and into the lives of those who are weighed down with anxiety.
So today, set your sights on your Father in Heaven. Draw strength and joy from your relationship with Him. You never know who He’ll put in your path. It may be your turn to offer a kind word and cheer up someone with a heavy heart.