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A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, Pt7

The key to fighting bitterness is forgiveness. When you forgive, you let the other person off the hook for their wrongs. You can hand your hurt over to God, who will handle it with perfect justice. Then you can step into freedom instead of being held in the bondage of bitterness. The person who wronged … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, Pt7

A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, Pt6

Ruth 1:21 "I went away full, and the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the LORD has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?”"  Ruth is an amazing case study in bitterness. Ruth 1 teaches several ways that God is ready to help His people overcome bitterness. … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, Pt6

A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt6

James 3:14 "But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth." Just as rotten water can have a devastating impact on a city, bitter words can have a disastrous effect in our lives. We need to recognize the challenge of bitter speech. Our words … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt6

A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt5

Colossians 2:13-14, "And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross."  The starting point to overcoming … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Overcoming Bitterness, pt5

A Brief Devotion: Bitterness, pt4

Hebrews 12:6, "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives." We don’t become bitter when life is going great. We become sinfully bitter when we respond to the hurts of life with anger, rooted in unbelief, that is not processed through the lens of God’s purposes. The antidote … Continue reading A Brief Devotion: Bitterness, pt4