Thoughtless words can wound as deeply as any sword, but wisely spoken words can heal.
You already know how powerful words are. We can use our words to bring joy or sorrow, healing or hurt, discouragement or encouragement. Proverbs says words are like a hammer, a fire, a cup of cold water on a hot day. Have you ever known someone who believed in you and let you know it by frequently speaking words of encouragement and praise? This is the kind of person who made you believe in yourself, in your future, and that you could do whatever it takes to get there.