Healing Words

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Job 15:1-18:21

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Job 17:10, “As for all of you, come back with a better argument, though I still won’t find a wise man among you.”If you’ve ever watched Charlie Brown, you may recall hearing the teacher say, “Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah.” It’s like the sound we hear when we’re seeking words of comfort, but instead, we receive platitudes or condemnation for perceived transgressions. Perhaps it’s what Job heard, too, as his “friends” suggested that unconfessed wrongdoings were the source of his hardships. These must have been who the writer of Proverbs spoke of in Proverbs 12:18 when he wrote, “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”Life is challenging. We look for answers to life’s issues everywhere. But we must seek the words of the wise if we hope to find true healing. Words that remind us that God, our Creator, sees us, hears us, loves us, and cares for us deeply. Remind someone of that truth today. Perhaps it will bring healing to them also.

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Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your unconditional love, grace, and mercy. Lead me to those who can remind me of Your unfailing faithfulness and help me to do the same for others. Let my words bring healing to someone else’s life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.