Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
Solomon was a keen observer of the human condition, and he was also good at stating the obvious in profound ways. When we are anxious, worried and stressed, we can easily succumb to discouragement and depression.
Thankfully, God has created us to also find encouragement through good words from positive people. We should seek such encouragement in our times of trouble and seek to pass on good words to others in their times of need. Who could use a good word today?
Encouragement is a wonderful gift, and we should all strive to be like Barnabas, whose nickname meant “Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36). Read more about encouragement in our section on “Encouraging Bible Verses.”