Day 12 of 31 Days of Wisdom
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25
One of the leading causes of anxiety and depression isn’t a hormonal imbalance or a tragic experience. It’s the lack of a good word in your heart. A good word (a word of hope, joy, and grace) is the remedy for anxiety and depression. Today we see people taking their lives because they lost a job, didn’t get accepted to a particular school, or a loved one left them. When people experience tragedy a word enters their heart and that word is, “Your life isn’t worth living. It all goes downhill from here. You will never be a success. You will never be happy.” When words like this overtake your soul you begin to feel hopeless and depressed. You feel like life isn’t worth living. Or you may feel like you don’t have a bright future. What can change it all? A good word!
Check out this good word found in Psalm 103:3-5:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
That’s 5 major good words to meditate on each day. They are:
3) Exemption from Destruction
4) Crowned with God’s love and tender mercies
5) Satisfied to the point of rejuvenation.
Another personal favorite of mine is “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ…” 2 Corinthians 2:14.
God is always causing you to win. We should be glad about that! Let this be your good-word confession today: I’m forgiven, I’m healed, I’m exempt from destruction, God’s love and tender mercies crown my life, I’m being satisfied to the point of rejuvenation, and God is causing me to win every time!
Share with me other good words you love to think about that keep you from anxiety and depression.