Word of the Day:Uproot any Form of Bitterness
A story is told of a person who was convicted for murder and was jailed for life but after 20 years, evidence showed that he was innocent so he was released. When he left the prison, he chose to forgive because he learned that bitterness only consumes the vessel that contains it. How true these words are because bitterness will make us to be disrespectful, angry, depressed and even rebellious plus it becomes a burden that we carry and could destroy relationships.
When we hold on to disappointment, a poisonous root of bitterness begins to grow. The fact is we need to keep ourselves in check because bitterness creeps in our heart without notice and if we are not careful, it can destroy us. Someone once said that bitterness is like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. We need to realize that there are unavoidable and painful situations that can cause bitterness therefore how you respond will determine your freedom.
What then should we do in the face of disappointment? Rather than holding on to the hurt we feel, let’s allow the Holy Spirit to fill us so He can heal the hurt that causes bitterness. Another way is we need to stop dwelling on the problem and feeding on it, rather we should yield to reason and start looking upon God. We also need to make a decision to believe we shall get through it and finally, we should let go of our hurt and forgive those who offended us from our hearts and experience healing from God.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”