Have you ever faced certain situations and you didn’t know what to say? You didn’t have any words of wisdom, answers or a solution. Maybe you were going through something so devastating you were left in shock. Maybe the situation didn’t turn out the way you were expecting and you began to speak negatively over your life.
Words are meaningful and powerful. The right words can comfort, unlock wisdom and provide solutions. The nature of our words can sometimes be inconsistent. But God’s Word always has the power to create.
Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
The Bible is not just words about God; it is words that God has spoken. It is the printed voice of God. His Word still speaks to every person today, regardless of age or nationality. His Word still has authority over every circumstance.
When God wanted to create cosmos out of chaos, He spoke His Word. When God wanted to create a world, He spoke His Word. When God wanted to change someone’s life, He gave them a promise wrapped in His Word. Consider the multifaceted power of God’s Word.
- Always accomplishes its task. “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
- Purifies, protects and breaks stubborn strongholds. “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:29)
- Produces life. “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63)
- Brings comfort. “This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.” (Psalm 119:50)
- Produces joy and a happy heart. “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart …” (Jeremiah 15:16)
- Will provide nourishmen “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103)
- Will keep you alive. But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” (Matthew 4:4)
- Rescues and provides healing. “He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.” (Psalms 107:20)
- Washes and cleanses. “to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,” (Ephesians 5:26)
When you bring God’s Word into your mind, heart and believe it to the point of it becoming the standard for your life, it will transform your life.
When circumstances look tough and you don’t have the words to say; God wants you to adopt His Word as your words.
There are three practices that help me keep God’s Word in front of me.
- Printing scriptures on a piece of paper that speak to a current situation that is going on in my life. God may be impressing on my heart and mind certain scriptures in His Word. That is God trying to encourage me. I don’t take that lightly. I will print those scripture and post them around my house, office, car, etc.
- I try to memorize and quote certain scriptures that I feel are promises over my life. I commit them to memory and quote them frequently. When I’m tempted to speak negatively, I make a choice to not speak my feelings, but to speak God’s promise.
- When I pray about certain circumstances, I will not just pray my feelings, but I also pray God’s Word. I believe praying God’s Word is the highest form of faith. It’s hard for doubt and fear to settle in my heart, when I’m praying God’s Word.
God’s Word is alive and active! When you don’t have the right words to say, speak God’s Word.