I read this devotional recently and found it so worth sharing. Often we have the most pushback in our Christian walk not due to anger itself but the result of unresolved anger, or how we react when we’re angry. I often struggle with the question of what will I do with my anger. Unchecked anger results in negative results… I believe bitterness to be one of the most destructive. I hope this devotion study adds wisdom to your walk.
Bitterness is a form of anger toward God and others that brings despair of soul. It is a hatred of others and a lack of forgiveness of their wrongs, whether those wrongs are real or perceived. Our bitterness grieves that situations have not been made “right” according to our own expectations. Bitterness causes us to miss out on God’s grace in daily life, and it spreads trouble to others (Heb. 12:15). Contrary to bitterness are joy, love, and meekness.
BITTERNESS in the heart says such things as: “I want others to suffer for their wrongs against me.” “I hate them.” “God has done wrong to me.” “I can’t get over this….”