Words Matter

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Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

I have a friend who often says, “Words matter.” I couldn’t agree more.

Words started this whole thing – divine words, when God said, “Let there be light.”

And there it was.

Words also perverted perfection when the tempter whispered to Eve, “Did God really say …?”

Doubt is the serpent’s venom.

Consider the words “helpless” and “hopeless.” These words do not mean the same thing, yet they are frequently interchanged. Their misuse can send people into a tailspin.

At times, we are helpless—we need help. But in God’s eyes, we are never hopeless.

Variations of the word “worth” are also abused.

Worthless” is a word often wielded by hurtful, self-centered parents. It can set a child on a painful life course, and the greatest pain of that course is the lie itself.

No child is worthless.

No human is worthless.

Unworthy? Yes. We are unworthy of so many of the blessings in our lives, yet God went to great expense to redeem us with the blood of His son.

Were we worth it? In His eyes, yes, because He loved us. The one loved is worth the price paid by the one who loves.

How many of us have swallowed the serpent’s poison, believed the twisted vocabulary weaponized against the object of God’s affection?

Yes, we are helpless to save ourselves, but we are not hopeless.

Yes, we are unworthy of God’s great love, but we are not worthless. Our cost was the body and blood of Jesus Christ—the most priceless sacrifice of all time and eternity.

We are worth that because He loved us.

Never forget – burn it into your heart: You are not worthless, you are loved.


For you know that God paid a ransom to save you
from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors.
And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 
It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
1 Peter 1:18-19

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Always Before Me – 90 Story Devotions for Women


We’ve all heard the old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

That’s a big fat lie. ~Always Before Me








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2 thoughts on “Words Matter

  1. Carlyn J Bailey

    I loved your book ‘Always Before Me’. Your mini messages of inspirations were, for lack of a better word, Inspirational. I read it twice because I couldn’t just read one a day.

    1. davalynn

      Thank you, Carlyn. I’m so glad it was a blessing to you. I like your phrase, “mini messages.”


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