Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Take It Back

Funny animals

    Oh the heat of the moment!  It is often the devil's playground.  Haven't we all let our mouths run wild and say hurtful things in that moment?  It could be from the stress of the situation, the worry in our minds, or just the blame game in action.  Just because we know later that we didn't mean what we said, we also need to tell the person we said it to that it was wrong.  Hurtful words can be replayed over and over in the mind, therefore deepening the wound in the heart.
    Proverbs 21; 23  ''Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.''
Matthew 6:14-15  ''For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
     May we all bridle our tongues, even in the moments when it's so hard to hold back.  A point to ponder.. 'I would rather sit in silence for days than let my hurtful words echo on in someone's heart forever.'


  1. Oh, those are good words that you used to encourage us! One of the girls and I just had a discussion a couple of days ago. She said, "I didn't mean what I said; I speak before I think!" I told her that she really didn't speak before she thought, that the Bible says, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."(Prov.4:23) We might not think it cognitively, but our hearts are speaking through our mouths.

  2. Oh no! That wicked old tongue again! And I have so many holes in mine already, from all the bites! Praying to remain silent when I should and to speak only when it is uplifting and edifying. Keep those encouraging words coming, Angie....I surely need them. Love you, T.