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September 30, 2015, 9:51 AM

Uprooting the Bitterness that is Choking Your Life.

Bitterness has an aggressive way of taking hold on your life.  When bitterness sprouts up in your life it will quickly take deep root in your heart and soul if you don’t eradicate it quickly.  

Hebrews 12:15 says:  “Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many”

Bitterness occurs for many reasons.  It might be deep hurts you incurred as a child.  It might be from hurtful words or actions by family, a friend or co-worker. It might even be because of some circumstance or trial of life that you have had to live through.  Often times, the person or persons that has caused the hurt in your life is un-aware of the extent of the pain they in-advertantly caused.  

Time, rather than diminishing the pain, only seems to sharpen the hurt.  Like a weed in a garden it grows and spreads, choking out everything else in its path.  You find yourself rehearsing the cause of the bitterness over and over.  You find that it is difficult to let go and that you may even be unwilling to let it go.  Bitterness is easy to justify, and if you are not careful you can get used to a bitter heart and become comfortable with it.   But it will eventually destroy you.  

When dealing with bitterness deeply rooted in your life or the sprouts of bitterness quietly creeping up, remember that the grace of God is the tool for ridding yourself of it.  No area of your life is so painful that God’s grace cannot bring about total healing.  No area of offense against you is so terrible that God’s grace cannot enable you to forgive.  

When you allow bitterness to grow in your life you are rejecting the grace of God that can set you free.  Bitterness enslaves and is sin.  Don’t fall short in experiencing God’s grace nor demonstrating God’s grace to others.  

It is the Grace of God that will allow you to live in freedom, joy and peace.  


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