by Beverly Alfonso
originally published in
Poems For Life Newsletter :: March 10, 2009

Words can be like weapons
They hit or miss their mark
And words come from deep within
The place we call our heart.
They can be misspoken
And they can come from pain
They can come from anger
Or out of loss or gain.
And often words can fail us
We don’t know just what to say
We’re taken by surprise
Or overwhelmed in some odd way.
Sometimes the best is silence
For protection and sanity
Because words can overtake us
If we speak them foolishly.
I think the best that words can do
Is speaking them to God
When we utter them to Him on high
They’re not wrong and they’re not flawed.

I’m so thankful that I have someplace to go when I am angry. And some One to go to!

I must admit that lately I am “mean spirited” in my thoughts. And sometimes in my words. Never mind that I feel justified because I’m “up” on the news of the day (or hour or week) and none of it is good or anything I can accept willingly for me and my family let alone my country. There are times when I need to vent and the time(s) I spend in prayer re:my concerns and my anger bring me to restfulness. It isn’t as if God doesn’t have a clue about what is going on and what causes my consternation and anger and despairing heart. He does, and He knows the beginning and the end and the in between. He also knows that He wins and even now is in control of the universe. Nothing gets past Him and He knows who is for Him and who is against Him. My words (except when I pray) aren’t all that important, but His are. His Word is, and we can believe all that it says. I can relax and know that what He says are promises He keeps and that since He is in charge, I have nothing to fear. The moral of this story is that my words are best spoken in the form of prayer and the words best for me to heed and read are His Words………

For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
John 3:16-20

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14