Because We Can’t Hit Rewind

DSC01912Our words.
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.

DSC01914Long before words emerge, He knows what’s building within.

He can help. More than help. He can heal. Comfort. Pour grace.
Restore. Strengthen. Transform.

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)

All-knowing God,
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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