How to Overcome Bitterness


Bitterness can lead to all sorts of conflict, including divorce. Learn how to overcome bitterness and escape its consequences.

As I live and breathe God is good.  Though cancers may come to our bodies or marriages, as long as we have breath, we have freedom in Christ.  Even though it may seem this world or Satan has taken over your husband or wife, even still do not grow bitter.  When we grow hard in our hearts we grow cold and isolated.  My friends we cannot lose sight of the best friend we have- our deliverer!

When this world and people try to steal you away, dig deep within your soul and evaluate the cost of growing bitter.  I’m firmly convinced this is the meaning of Eph. 4:26-27 “In your anger do not sin:  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry and do not give the devil a foothold.”  This is about a season of unresolved anger.  It’s not about a night- but night after night.

I can’t tell you how God can change your bitterness to blessing but obedience is the start.  Start drawing yourself to Christ and He will release you from your darkness and pain.  God never puts more on us than we can bare, so don’t you think drawing closer to Him might be a good idea? God has a plan for your life.   Will you trust him with your obedience and see where He takes you?  Staying in a marriage that’s terrible is painful but living a life away from God is unbearable- so don’t try.  Try true obedience- real obedience- only you know if you are holding something back from God.  Allow God to handle the big stuff; your job is to open your heart to Him.

Don’t look for reasons to divorce but seek the benefits of obedience.  You have such an opportunity to feel God’s presence in your life like you haven’t before.  Why are we so scared God doesn’t want to give us the abundant life only He can give?  We seek the love of our spouse that may not be obtainable instead of the complete love of our true prince.

Take the time to be obedient, do the right thing, and walk out your commitment to Christ first and you’ll find peace in God before you make any big decisions.  When you are bitter you can’t be close to God- so you know you aren’t ready to make a big decision. God will be patient with you, take the opportunity to allow Him to guide you into a deeper relationship with Him first.  God is good even when we are in pain.  Wrestle with it until you believe it!  You may come out with a limp like Jacob but you will be blessed.

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