Wielding Words Wisely

image from Teen Challenge

image from Teen Challenge

When life becomes heavy,

and our hearts are weighed down,

we are left with a choice;

swim to Him, or just drown.

Anxiety laden,

burdens we try to bear;

we must cast them to God,

allow Him access there.

A word to encourage,

sound advice from the wise;

invaluable lifelines,

to prevent our demise.

God uses our voices,

to drown out ugly lies;

to build up the body,

and to answer our cries.

From the fruit of our lips,

can come a great return;

when kindness and wisdom,

are what we seek to learn.

He delights in the truth,

our speaking of wise words;

for here healing happens;

His delight shall be heard.

(Responding to Proverbs 12:14,15,18,22,25)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we were never meant to bear burdens on our own.  Thank You that You are always at the ready, waiting for us to ask for Your assistance.  Forgive us for trying to power through, and help us to be quick to turn to You, trusting that You are more than enough to bear the burdens that weigh us down.  Please grant us wisdom and Your words to encourage and build up the body.  May we soundly speak truth in spaces where it is lacking, and may Your light illuminate the darkness that deems such spaces so dismal.  Thank You that You are so much more than enough!  May many come to know You and trust You to carry the cares that have kept them from You.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful reminder of our faithful God who is always there for each of us. Each day I need to put aside all the “busyness” of life and ask God to lead my life activities. Thank you for your reminder of the importance of putting God in charge.

  2. I had a vision about a shaking. In the vision I saw people carrying all sorts of boxes. Kind of like what you’d see people carrying at Christmas time. The boxes were stacked past their eyes. Then the ground began to shake and then break apart. People went from carrying the boxes to doing what was needed to save their lives. The boxes they had been carrying were no longer important.

  3. Your post reminded me of this verse: “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise…” (Proverbs 13:20). Thank you for all the words of wisdom you have given me. I’m honored to have you as one of my sisters in Christ!

  4. I thought I was drowning this week, but He knows I can’t swim–so He reached down and scooped me back up. God bless you, Shannon–love, sis Caddo

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