March 10, 2009
See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.
Yesterday, we looked at the devastating consequences of harboring bitterness in your life.
Today, we’ll look at how you can root bitterness out of your life for good!
If you’d admit that you’ve been living with bitterness and anger, there are some things you can do to begin the healing process.
Admit the bitterness in your heart. Confess it to God. Then ask God to heal your hurt and restore your spirit. And finally, ask God to help you fully forgive those who have hurt you.
Forgiveness is not only a gift you give to others. It’s a gift you give yourself!
When you forgive, you experience the freedom to love, to trust, and to begin living according to God’s plan for your life. And I don’t think there’s a better gift than that!
FORGIVENESS IS NOT ONLY A GIFT YOU GIVE TO OTHERS.
IT’S A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF!