Monday, December 12, 2011

A Good Word

I am frequently amazed at God’s timing. Somehow, as often as His timing is perfect, I still manage to be surprised, how very human of me.

I got sick Thursday night. It was short lived, but unpleasant all the same. Lying on our couch all day Friday was no fun, and somehow the exhaustion lasted through Saturday and Sunday as well. During this whole three day span of time I read my Bible a total of zero times.

Today however, being the twelfth of December, I picked up my Bible and read the twelfth Psalm as well as the twelfth chapter of Proverbs.


“The words of the LORD are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,
purified seven times.”
~Psalm 12:6
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.”
~Proverbs 12:25

Oh! How I needed to hear those words! I have been stressing like no other lately, first about the Apologetics practice tournament a family from my speech club just hosted (which is the reason for the lack of posts this past couple weeks) and now I am super nervous about the first tournament coming up in about three and a half weeks.

Anxiety has been weighing down my heart. No joke, either, that’s what it feels like: a huge, awkward weight. “But a good word makes him glad.” What better word to make me glad than the word of God? “Like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

Thank you, Lord, that is exactly what I needed to hear.

Over and out,


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