It’s to ignite the soul with hope
With words that do bring life;
It’s to correct in a loving manner
And to instruct in what is right.
Life and death is in the power
Of the little tiny tongue,
That’s designed to encourage and to love
Bringing peace to everyone.
At times it’s never easy
Particularly when there’s struggle and pain,
But a soft and gentle outreach
In their memory will remain.
Encouragement gives life
It adds years to the soul,
Because it builds up and does not tear down
Where blessings it unfolds.
Encouragement is uplifting
It inspires us to learn from mistakes,
To pick ourselves up and to try again
And to do whatever it takes.
We all fail and make mistakes
But it’s not the final sentence,
Because these failures teach us lessons
And with progression it all makes sense.
Let our words be kind indeed
But with the right spirit and also sincere,
Because the hardest of hearts have repented
When with love our words they hear.
Encouragement will always build
A bridge that leads to hope;
It lifts us up from all dark places
And it teaches us to cope.
The heart of God is encouraging
As His mercy is extended to all,
But He’s very displeased with all our sin
That’s contributed by the fall.
He wants to restore our soul
Through forgiveness and His grace;
His desire is that none perish
And to yearn to seek His face.
Encouragement is inspiring
When it’s sincere and faithful indeed,
When the outcome is genuine for the soul
To progress and to succeed.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
“Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.” Proverbs 19:1
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.” Proverbs 25:11
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17
“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Portugese proverb.