Words of Cheer

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 NIV

When you see someone who is suffering from depression, anxiety, beaten down with worry, give them words of cheer to lift up their soul. Lighten their load with words of encouragement. Share promises in the Bible. They will bring peace to their mind. More thoughts on our verse today:

The proverb acknowledges the reality of anxiety in human hearts. Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by people in various situations and circumstances. It can weigh heavily on individuals, affecting their mental and emotional well-being.

Words have the power to influence emotions and alleviate anxiety. A “good word” or words of encouragement, support, kindness, or wisdom can lift a person’s spirits and bring joy to their heart. Positive affirmations and expressions of goodwill have the potential to counteract the negative effects of anxiety.

Offering encouragement and support to others is a valuable and compassionate act. It underscores the significance of empathy, understanding, and emotional support in relationships. By speaking words of kindness and affirmation, individuals can contribute to the emotional well-being and happiness of those around them.

Our verse today contrasts the burden of anxiety with the joy that comes from receiving a good word. It highlights the transformative power of positive communication in uplifting and inspiring individuals, enabling them to overcome their anxieties and find comfort and joy in challenging times.

In summary, Proverbs 12:25 encourages empathy, kindness, and the importance of positive communication in alleviating anxiety and bringing joy to the hearts of others. It reminds us of the significant impact our words can have on the emotional well-being and happiness of those around us.

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 NIV

–Diane (

Written by Diane Levy


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