The Power of Bitterness


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Bitterness is a much more powerful weapon than we realize. Why? Because when we harbor bitterness, it has the power to hold us back from reaching our full potential. So today, let’s examine the 3 ways bitterness is dangerous.

  1. Bitterness is Emotionally Draining. Holding onto unforgiveness drains us emotionally. How? Well for starters, it demands our attention and takes up space in our minds. Instead of focusing on ways to encourage others, we are stuck dwelling on the negativity in our life.
  2. Bitterness is Physically Exhausting. Oftentimes, bitterness puts unwanted stress and pressure on our bodies–prohibiting us from expending our energy in positive ways. We clench our fists, tense up our bodies, and narrow our eyes. Such physical stressors easily build up until we reach exhaustion.
  3. Bitterness is Not the Solution. If you’re experiencing bitterness, it’s because the story isn’t over yet! Bitterness is not the end goal God has in mind for his children. Instead, God wants us to experience freedom and grace from past mistakes. So be quick to let go of bitterness and cling to forgiveness.

How has bitterness affected your life? Comment below with your answer.

Posted on: March 07, 2024