Read: Proverbs 12
An encouraging word can be like a balm for a hurting soul. The Bible says, “Pleasant words are like a honey comb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones” (Prov. 16:24). In this world, people get hurt due to unkind and harsh words spoken to them, causing them to go through depression or feeling worthless. “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Prov. 12:25). Good friends always encourage their friends when they are feeling low. In the Bible, we see the friendship of Jonathan and David. Jonathan’s father King Saul wanted to kill David out of jealousy, but his friend protected him and always encouraged him.