When you hear of abuse, stealing, or pain you probably think of an action. You might picture someone robbing a bank or maybe someone punching another person. But words can commit crimes just as hurtful as these.
James 3:6 says "The tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body."
Words can do things as powerful as legally promise marriage to as hurtful as causing someone to commit suicide. These days, words are thrown all over the place. People say love and hate without reason or truth to back them up. It's easy to fall for people's tricks and lies are unbreakable habits to some. I'm someone who many rely on for advice or come to talk to about problems. Often, the biggest problems are caused by someone saying too much or holding back and not saying enough. It's hard to express feelings and show how much you care in words, but encouragement is always on a person's list of 'needs'. Always remember to thank those who have done the littlest of things for you and make sure you tell the people who matter most, how much you appreciate them.