“Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24 ESV
Gracious words nourish the soul and strengthens the body.
Gracious has a foundation in grace. As we have received grace from the Lord, we should be gracious to others. Harsh words reveal a heart that is not at peace and is wrestless. When we know Christ he sets our heart at rest and grace flows from a heart that has experienced his forgiveness and peace.
Lord, set my heart at rest so I may speak words of grace that will be “sweet to the soul and health for the body”.