The words are meant to cut

this morning


The harsh is meant to hurt

this morning


And as I quiet myself

before You, King Jesus,


all of that disappears

and I hear grace


with my spirit


Grace sounds so sweet

and gentle wins my day


I prefer to stay here

with You


But I’m called out

and in


I know that Your gentle

and Your grace

and Your love

still lingers on me


May I be the fragrance of You

on this angry words day





In a shouting world


Don’t you know, friends,

that the Lamb conquers?


– Susie Stewart



A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.

-Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)


The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

– Proverbs 15:2 (NIV)


The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

– Proverbs 15:4 (NIV)


The lips of the wise spread knowledge,
but the hearts of fools are not upright.

– Proverbs 15:7 (NIV)


The discerning heart seeks knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.

– Proverbs 15:14 (NIV)


Watch your words and hold your tongue; you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.

– Proverbs 21:23 (MSG)


Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak].

– Ephesians 4:29 (AMP)

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