Once they’ve left our mouth, they’re out there.
We can’t pull them back in. There’s no rewind button.
So what can we do?
We can take care of our heart, the place from which our words come.
Every instance of pain we experience, God sees.
Disrespect. Defeat. Discouragement. Rejection. Harsh words.
He sees the wearing down.
Fatigue. Sickness. Lack of sleep. Talk back. Fighting.
He sees the effect to our heart.
Long before words emerge, he knows what’s building within.
He can help and heal us, that we experience his comfort, grace, restoration, and even transformation.
O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.” (Psalm 139.1-4)
Help me bring my experiences and thoughts to You.
To be cleansed, humbled and healed.
I want my words to go through the sieve of your grace, power, and love BEFORE THEY LEAVE MY MOUTH. Amen.
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