“For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
When I was a teenager one of the poems that I wrote was published. It was entitled “A Poet’s Dilemma.” It spoke of the hardship that one must face to produce just the right words, in just the right rhythm, so that the written work of art was not only read, but enjoyed and remembered. When I was a young writer, this was an important part of my thinking. I not only wanted notability, I wanted to write words that stuck with the reader.
The Lord has brought me, a long ways from those days.
When chronic pain became a permanent part of my life, I was sure that my writing days were over. It wasn’t until I was so down physically and emotionally, that I considered what I had wrote in days past. They were just words– lovely words, formed together for the reader’s entertainment. These words held no major significance in the life of someone who was in pain.
There are words however that are stronger than the pen. Words that not only encourage, but also strengthen and bless. Words that are so powerful, that they reach into the deepest part of our soul and inspire us to examine ourselves. Words that give us Hope and Promise. These are the “Living Words of God,” referred to as the Holy Scriptures.
May the Words of our Heavenly Father, fill you and encourage you today. May you find peace and contentment, knowing that God’s word is true and His promises are real. I pray today that you find solace and comfort, as you seek direction in your life.
Dear Heavenly Father, please sooth us today with Your Word! Help us to remember that hurtful words from others are just words we should not take to heart, as You are our Healer of our pain, both physically and emotionally. We love You, Lord! Amen
About the Author:
Deborah Farmer is a part-time writer and small business owner with several “health aggravations.” She desires your prayers as she seeks guidance from God’s word. She hopes to be an instrument of encouragement as she learns to depend on the wisdom of her Lord.