Friday, June 22, 2012

Bitterness

bitter (adj.) Look up bitter at Dictionary.com
O.E. biter "bitter, sharp, cutting; angry, embittered; cruel,"

So often we hold onto hurt and anger and it takes root in the form of bitterness. With bitterness we become ugly on the inside and out.

Do not live a life dominated by bitterness. You are cheating yourself and destroying yourself...literally. Release your anger and hurt to God; forgive and seek forgiveness...
  
 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  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.~Ephesians 4:30-32 (NIV)

 "Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness."~William Arthur Ward


Choosing to deny the power of bitterness to rule in your life will lead to a beautiful transformation. You will feel it, others will see it, and then...well...then you can get back to living...to the glory of God! 

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