Is the pen truly mightier than the sword?
Words are powerful. They evoke emotions, stir us to action, share valuable insights, and ignite our imaginations. Words can build up, or tear down, encouragement or discourage, depending on how they are conveyed.
Writers know well the power of words. The way a passage is written can make all the difference as to whether readers will keep turning pages or set the book aside. A writer’s aim is to captivate readers with words that penetrate the mind and touch the heart. We do this by stirring readers’ senses through sights, sounds, smells, and by weaving spiritual awakenings into the lives of our characters.
But there is one Book that’s words are far more powerful and penetrating than any earthly author could dare to dream. In my morning devotion, I was struck by this verse from the book of Hebrews:
“For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
What an image of power. The living Word of God can change the hardest heart and bring us to our knees. It holds both the power to convict and to restore.
In my novel, Under This Same Sky, Becky Hollister struggles with her faith after enduring hardship and loss. Initially, she blames God for her struggles. It isn’t until her heart is softened through the reassurance of Scripture that she finds peace and understanding.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
We’ve all struggled in our faith at times. We all need words of comfort and conviction.
~ What passage of Scripture speaks powerful words of hope and reassurance into your heart when you’re facing difficulties?
**Read how God works in the lives of Cynthia’s characters in her Inspirational, Historical Romance (Prairie Sky) Series.
UNDER THIS SAME SKY ~ BOOK ONE
~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most ~
UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES ~ BOOK TWO
~ Beyond shattered dreams lies a realm of possibilities ~