“Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me.” My Mother taught me that little verse to help me survive life on the school playground. I would bet that you have used it in your life also. For years I thought that it was true but as an adult I learned that words do hurt and they can cause great damage. Everyone of us has felt emotional heart pain, to one extent or another.
In my twenty plus years of doing prayer ministry I have seen many lives negatively influenced because of harsh words, or the careless use of words, that were spoken to someone. The good news here is that God cares about the condition of our hearts for He sent His only son, Jesus, to us not only for our salvation from sin, but also to heal our damaged hearts.