BITTERNESS

Hebrews 12:15

Bitterness has tenacious way of taking root deep within the soul and resisting all efforts to weed it out. Bitterness occurs for many reasons. It might comes from deep hurts you received as a child, hurt you cannot forget. Time, rather than diminishing the hurt, only seems to sharpen the pain. Bitterness can result from the hurtful words of a friend or co-worker. Often the person who hurt you is unaware of the extent of your bitterness. You find yourself rehearsing the offense over and over again, each  time driving the root of bitterness deeper within your soul. Bitterness can be drive from a sense of being unjustly treated.

Bitterness is easy to justify. You can get so used to a bitter hurt that you are even comfortable with it, but it will destroy you. Only God is fully of its destructive potential. There is nothing so deeply embedded in your heart that God’ s grace cannot reach down and remove it. No area in your life is so painful that God’s cannot bring total healing. No offense committed against you is so heinous that Go’s love cannot enable  you to forgive.

when you allow bitterness to grow in your life, you reject the grace of God that can free you. If you are honest before God, you will admit the bitterness and allow God to forgive you. Bitterness can enslaves you, but god is prepared to remove your bitterness and replace with it with his peace and joy.

experiencing GOD day-by-day htb&rb

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