Category Archives: Bitterness

Freedom from a cynical and sarcastic life

A powerful forgiveness story. Continue reading

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Is grace transforming? 

Mercy is not effectively received unless it is shown, for God’s mercy transforms. If God’s mercy does not take root in the heart, it is not experienced. Forgiveness not shown is forgiveness not known. Continue reading

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Forgiving those who hurt you

Extending forgiveness is far more difficult for those who do not often celebrate their own forgiveness and for those who cannot confess that God is Lord of their circumstances Continue reading

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Expectation→ Disappointment→ Anger → Resentment

Don’t miss seven steps for uprooting bitterness and dealing with revenge. Continue reading

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When forgotten and deserted

It hurts to be forgotten and deserted. But when faced with such experiences, we only multiply our pain when we choose… Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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When you feel like getting revenge

Seven responses when you feel like getting revenge.  Continue reading

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The way out of resentment

Is it possible to carry deep resentments and not even be aware of the power they hold over you?

One woman learned the power of suppressed resentment fifteen years after a tragic accident. Continue reading

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No one came to my support

At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me. It’s natural to default toward self-pity and resentment when we feel forgotten and unappreciated. Continue reading

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Don’t let them drag you down

We don’t want to be in the group identified as “grumblers and faultfinders” (Jude 16). Continue reading

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