Say Nothing at all!
Psalm 141:3: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
So when it comes to writing, I really like to write about what I’m learning, something I’ve recently been through or a recent conviction. This is why I say I write from my heart to yours. I’m currently in a season of such refinement, I am fighting the urge to scream UNCLE out to God! In other words, I’ve really had enough, but apparently, He doesn’t think so.
Have you ever walked into a room or up to a group of “friends” and feel the tension as they become quiet with your appearance? You just know they’re talking about you, right? Maybe, maybe not! J But nevertheless, it’s a horrible feeling.
Or have you ever been in the midst of a conflict and an unexpected whirlwind of all their mistakes comes at you and threatens to take possession of everything inside of you as you conjure up everything you want to hurl at them verbally?
It is in these times, when we feel the need to get back at someone, hurt them as they’ve hurt us with our words, or when we think we have to defend ourselveswith our words that we should just say nothing at all!
How in the world do we do that? By praying this one simple verse: Set a guard over my mouth, oh, Lord. Keep watch over my lips.
If we could just imagine Him being the guard over our words, I can’t help but think we’d recognize He’s the protector of our hearts as well.
2nd Thessalonians 3:3 says that He is faithful and will establish me, and protect me from the evil one. If I live like I believe that He is the guard, what more is there to say?