The Bible says “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” Luke 6:45. It also says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life…” Proverbs 4:23.
I have tried so hard to protect my heart from being so hurt and heavy that hurtful words come from my mouth. Those are the times I need to repent. And, forgive. Forgive the other person and also forgive myself.
Life should be what flows from our heart and come out our mouth. Sometimes I think we can have enough self control to keep our mouths shut when we want to say something hurtful BUT what about our hearts? Our hearts are fragile! Our hearts need to be protected because out of our heart springs life, out of our heart flows the issues of life. If we are not careful what flows out of our mouth is not good or helpful. And, by that point our words do not produce life anymore.
The Lord is so faithful ! He can take words we might regret and cause pain to someone else and turn the situation to some thing good. He allows us see and clean out the dirty corners of our hearts .
Asking forgiveness from someone our words have hurt is sometimes hard. Especially if it feels justified and if we feel we are in the right. But, just know that if the abundance of our hearts comes out your mouths and it hurts someone, we are in the wrong. We cannot control what comes from others. We can only control and be responsible for what we do and say.
Thank you, Jesus! Thank you we can do all things because You strengthen us!