My morning devotions spoke straight to my heart this morning. As I was reading, this verse jumped off the page to me.. Proverbs 16:24 "Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body." WOW.. how did the Lord know that I've been struggling with words coming out of my mouth that aren't.. um, so much like honey and more like vinegar?? You see, lately, I have been overwhelmed by the circumstances in my life. I know that God is bigger than my circumstances, but I have allowed myself to let the circumstances weigh on my heart and the result has not been pretty. Someone very close to me asked me a few nights ago, "Have you heard yourself lately? You're complaining about everything?" Ouch! Thing sad thing was, that yes, I did realize that I had been letting any and everything get to me and I WAS complaining about all of it!!
I had already made the decision to consider everything that I spoke.. but how gentle and gracious our Heavenly Father is to us. Pleasant words are like a honeycomb...yes, they are! Today, I will choose to let my words be sweet and words that bless, encourage, and I choose to be grateful. This is an act of faith, because you see, my circumstances haven't changed, but the attitude of my heart has!