Bible Reflection 4 (Proverbs 12:25)

An anxious heart weighs man down, but a kind word cheers him up. Proverbs 12:25

The world is too often filled with cruelty and malice. When a person is not facing deliberate hurt, they are often surrounded by the sort of apathy and indifference that can be every bit as damaging. Not everyone, however, wants to live in a world that is at best uncaring about others suffering.

Thankfully, anyone can make a difference. Showing kindness to others costs you nothing, but it can make all the difference in the world for someone else. Even something as small as a kind word or smile for a stranger can lift someone’s spirits and give them the strength to carry on.

πŸ“– Habakkuk 3:1γ€œ4 πŸ™
The prophet Habakkuk offers a prayer in this passage, acknowledging the power and majesty of God. He recalls God's past deeds and asks for mercy and intervention in the present.

πŸ“– Philippians 3:14 πŸ™
The apostle Paul expresses his determination to press on toward the goal of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. It reflects Paul's commitment to continue growing in his faith and pursuing the purpose God has for him.