DO YOU DEFEND YOUR BITTERNESS and offense? Are you words witnessing against you? When you say, “You don’t know what I’ve been through!” or “You don’t understand what they did to me!” or “How could God allow this to happen?” Your bitterness is being revealed and you’re defending your position.
I’m not sure you understand this yet- life is a map of hills and valleys and various topography in between. We are either going into a storm, in the middle of a storm, or on the other side of a storm; and there’s sunny days scattered in between. People will betray you and talk bad about you, there’s no escaping hurt. You will be despised and rejected by some, but not all. A rabid dog bites. You will not get out of this life unscathed by “life”. It’s impossible. Life is difficult and people are blinded by the world.
However, you are never entitled to be bitter. You have a choice: either TRUST GOD or bring a charge against Him for negligence. Do you think He doesn’t know your pain? Is He not well acquainted with suffering and rejection? Was He not betrayed? Bitterness defiles.
“looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;”
Hebrews 12:15 NKJV #runyourrace
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