Words Fitly Spoken

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©Deborah Bolack 2000
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When you see someone that's hurting, do you say,
“Friend, come let’s pray,”
and do you share their burden, and brighten up their day?
Do you give them some comfort, as the word of God you share,
or do you ease their heartache, by showing that you care?

When we heed the Spirit’s prodding
to share God’s love and grace,
we’ll never have regrets for the choices we have made.
And we may never know what a few words fitly spoken,
may do to lift the load of one who’s heart is broken.


When a loved one who’s estranged seems to be 
weighing on your heart,
don’t let the moment pass by; just call or send that card.
You’ll quickly mend some fences
when you take that step of faith,
for there’s no wound or chasm too deep for God’s great grace.

When we heed the Spirit’s prodding
to share God’s love and grace,
we’ll never have regrets for the choices we have made.
And we may never know what a few words fitly spoken,
may do to lift the load of one who’s heart is broken.


When a long forgotten friend suddenly comes into your mind,
don’t push that thought aside; don’t say I’ll waste my time.
A friendly hand extended may just help someone in need,
so kindle an old friendship, and allow the Lord to lead.

When we heed the Spirit’s prodding
to share God’s love and grace,
we’ll never have regrets for the choices we have made.
And we may never know what a few words fitly spoken,
may do to lift the load of one who’s heart is broken.
We can make a difference with a few words fitly spoken.
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Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Philippians 2:1,2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
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I have to confess that this is an area where I need to do better. I’m never quite sure what to say when someone has lost a loved one, or they’re coping with a serious illness. My heart goes out to them, and I pray for them, but those ‘words fitly spoken’ don’t always come out when I want them too. I know there have been times in my own life when it would have helped to just have someone come and offer to pray. Just knowing that someone cares enough to lift us up in prayer makes our burdens that much easier to bear.
There have also been times when someone has come to my mind, and I’ve planned to send a note or a card, but never did. I’ll never know what the Lord had planned, because I didn’t heed his prodding.

1 comment:

  1. Another excellent and convicting song! Too many times I have failed to heed that prompting of the Holy Spirit. Last Thursday (Oct 1st), I did heed it in regards to some clients which were struggling when their plans to move into their own place didn't go as planned. I got them in to see one of the Mission's caseworkers right away, but their plans were stuck on hold as they waited in discouragement for some agencies that MIGHT be able to help them eventually called back.

    They did what they could with the caseworker and were slowly making their way back outside. I felt prompted to call them back and pray with them. As I prayed, I claimed some Bible promises (such as Matthew 6:33), and they left filled with some hope that somehow someway God would provide this need of housing because they were striving to do His will and trust Him.

    Well, I popped in to work last night for a few minutes and ran into them. This client had such a big smile on her face and told me they got into their apartment within a couple hours of praying with me. God had provided - and He was glorified through this answer to prayer. What if I had just decided to put off praying with them? There would have been no hope or answered prayer in this situation.

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