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Warning: The “F” bomb is dropped a couple of times in this clip.
In case you’ve never seen this movie, it’s a clip from “Good Will Hunting”. Robin Williams plays a therapist who is helping the character played by Matt Damon understand that the physical abuse he received at the hands of his father was not his fault. It’s a powerful scene when the character finally starts to believe the words being spoken to him over and over…”it’s not your fault.”
Words can have the power to heal. Sometimes it’s the words we hear others say. And sometimes it’s the words we say. Several years ago, during a season of starting over in my life, I went to a counselor a few times. One of the most powerful things I remember him saying to me was, “I believe in you.” I needed to hear those words so badly.
As I read these two different portions of scripture I was reminded of the power and benefits of saying things out loud.
“Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”
John 11: 40-44
What words might you not be hearing today that you really need to believe?
“It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God—”Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!”
Romans 10: 9-10 Message
What words are you not saying today that you need to say?
The spoken word can bring freedom. What are you waiting for?