|An anxious heart weighs a man down, |
but a kind word cheers him up.
|Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.|
|Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, |
But a good word makes it glad.
God tells us to cast all our cares on Him (1 Pet. 5:7) and not to be anxious (Phil. 4:6). Yet how uplifting it is in the midst of a trial to hear a word of encouragement! Encouragement stirs up, provokes, incites people in a given direction.
Thomas Nelson, I. (1997, c1995). Woman's study Bible . (Pr 12:25). : Thomas Nelson