Words do make a difference. I will never forget the two elderly men that lived across the road from our house. I was afraid of them at first, and then I realized that they just wanted a friend. They were lonely and desired to talk to someone.
We encounter many people each day that need a good word. Loneliness, hurt, rejection, and many other things keep people that need a good word in bondage. However, we are so wrapped up in our own desires and plans that we often miss the opportunity to share a few words of encouragement with those who desperately need it.
So what can we do? Pray for God’s leading to those in need. Be open and ready to speak a word of encouragement. Then, share with those that are in need. What a blessing to be a light in a dark world by sharing words of concern. Be on the alert and ready to speak a good word because it really does matter.