See to it “that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.” Hebrews 12:15 ESV
Today I faced a situation which brought to my mind the subject of bitterness, and so the Lord had me write a poem on that subject, and then he directed me to record a video talk, also on the subject of bitterness. And I think this is because so many people have unforgiveness in their hearts which has turned into bitterness, which, if they are believers in Jesus, will hurt their relationships with the Lord and their walks of faith, but which also may hurt them and even those they are bitter against, in other ways.
So, it is critical that we see to it that no root of bitterness springs up within us and causes trouble and to where we become defiled in our thinking, in our speaking, and in our behaviors towards God and towards other humans. We need to be people who forgive everyone who hurts us, or who we feel did something or said something that hurt us, and then we need to love our enemies and pray for those who hurt us and do good to them and not hold on to bitterness.
And we need to accept God’s sovereignty over our lives, too, for when we are bitter, we are really angry with God because someone else hurt us, or because life didn’t turn out like we had hoped, or because God did not protect us in the way we felt he should, or because he did not rescue us from pain and suffering. So, even though God did us no wrong, we need to forgive him for any way in which we feel he failed us, and then we need to accept his plan for our lives which involves unjust suffering.
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Note: When I said heartaches, in the video, I meant heart attacks.