Every human experiences the struggle of existence in a world that is marred by sin. The pain some people encounter makes them stronger Christians, others become bitter. How can we avoid this root of bitterness?
Traveling the uneven road of life, we meet disappointments, letdowns, offenses, hurts, and calamities.What or who will determine whether these unwanted encounters will make us bitter or better?
We have our ideas of what we want and what God should do for us. What happens when God doesn't meet our expectations?
The privilege of belonging to God's family brings with it rare blessings, and certain restrictions. Theirs is the delight and pleasure of being personally guided and jealously guarded by the Holy Spirit.
Where did this term originate? What is the poison? Who puts it in the well? And finally, the most important question: how can the poison be eliminated so that the well will once more be safe?
Bitterness not only ruins relationships with others; our own lives can self-destruct through unresolved bitterness in our own hearts. God has answers for bitterness—answers that restore both your heart and your love for others to His beauty.
You have been hurt, offended, mistreated, victimized, abused, wounded, WRONGED--perhaps even intentionally. What will you do with the painful scar? MUST you forgive the offender? What would Jesus do in your case?