In a world of despair and darkness where we are often feeling unsure how important is a word of encouragement? Think in your own life of a timely word offered by a teacher, a parent, a friend. God can use and does use our words to bring about His greater plan. Words are like pods of power that we plant in someone else’s life. Words matter – we ALL need to hear positive encouraging words because outside voices influence us and if the only thing, we hear is negative – we will be derailed.