Dear friend, bitterness is a dark emotion that consumes the soul and robs us of joy, peace and love. It grows slowly, often unnoticed, until it takes root deep in our hearts.
This destructive force not only tarnishes our relationship with God but also causes division between friends and family. When we allow bitterness to fester, we distance ourselves from spiritual connection.
Such resentment keeps you stuck in a vicious cycle of negativity, causing you to lose sight of God’s grace and blessings. We must be careful about this, freeing our souls from bitterness. Holding on to bitterness is like holding on to hot coals; As a result of which you have to burn yourself.
It is very important to empty your heart of bitterness so that it can be filled with God’s love and grace. When you want to draw closer to God, let go of any bitterness that may be blocking your walk with God.
In fact, God wants us to come to Him with a clean and pure heart, then He will hear our prayers and be with us.
Dear friends, now let’s see the Bible scriptures below that talk about the “Consequences Of Bitterness”.
“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven”
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye”
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”
1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses”
“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath”
“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth”
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord”
“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice”
“For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity”
“For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people”
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”
“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing”
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled”
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you”
1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you”
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord”
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven”
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him”
“So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses”
In our journey through life, it is crucial to be aware of the condition of our hearts. Bitterness will lead us astray from the divine path and alienate us from God’s grace. Not only does it harm our spiritual journey, but it hinders personal growth and damages relationships.
Let us always remember the Bible’s teachings and stories, which serve as reminders to let go of bitterness and embrace forgiveness. In letting go, we find true peace and come closer to God’s love.