What do you have to say to yourself?

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

–Psalm 103:1

Do you realize that you have a constant dialogue going on with yourself? Well, you do and I do, too. And each of has a choice to make.

We can use that self-talk to encourage ourselves and exhort ourselves in the Lord, or we can choose to be negative. And negative self-talk has a terrible affect on our health and outlook.

I read an article a long time ago called, “Happy Hearts are Healthy Hearts.” The article described how our emotions can impact the health of our hearts and our immune systems. Now that’s not exactly breaking news. Because the Scripture has a great deal to say about how our words affect our well being.

Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Don’t underestimate the power of your words in your own life!

How about you? Do you say positive and faith-building things to yourself? Or are you critical of yourself? I’ve seen people get so disappointed in themselves that they begin to believe that there is no hope.

But, my friend, with Jesus there is always hope! We have to tell ourselves that and continuously remind ourselves of that fact.

Listen, the psalmist understood the power of his own words. In Psalm 103 he was telling himself to bless the Lord with his whole being! He knew when he lifted up the Lord, he was lifted up, too! You and I need to remember this every day.

I want you to do something right now. I want you to talk to yourself about the Lord and remind yourself of all the ways he has blessed you. And always remember his goodness, his power, and his grace in your life. 



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