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Bitterness

Bitterness is sinful and self-defeating. No one can feel peace while harboring resentment. It can be dispelled with love, compassion and forgiveness. 

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Bible Teachings on Bitterness

We all appreciate being forgiven, but forgiving others, especially when they have wounded us, feels like a different thing. While we may want...

Grudges and getting even are a normal part of the world scene, but they have no place in the life of someone who has enjoyed the mercy of God.

"Revenge is sweet" — in the world's view. It seems human — all too human to retaliate when someone injures us. Bible verses about revenge point to...

There's a way to break free from anger's grasp and learn how to handle the daily situations that can lead to anger.

Questions about Bitterness

Turn on the daily news and you can't help but notice how hate-filled the world is. The Bible has one basic word regarding hatred of people.

Characterized by an unforgiving spirit and generally negative, critical attitudes, bitterness and resentment are sinful and self-defeating. They...

Demons seem to be interested in tormenting people, possessing them, and leading them away from God and His truth.

The Bible doesn't say "Never be angry." In fact, it portrays Jesus, the perfect man, the Son of God, driving the greedy money-changers out of the...

Loving other people doesn't mean being "in love" with everyone. "Warm-fuzzy" love is easy -- until the emotion starts to fade, that is. But the human...

Devotions about Bitterness

The bitter water at Marah was symbolic of what was taking place in the hearts of the Hebrews.

Have you ever experienced the heartache of betrayal—the loneliness of rejection? If you've ever had a hurt heart, you know how precious the pursuit...

God's lamp shone brighter and brighter into the depths of my heart until I finally looked at the misdirected resentment I felt toward him for my...

It’s time for warfare on a spiritual level. 

Our human nature makes us want to fight the enemy on his terms—anger for anger, hate for hate.

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Videos about Bitterness

After losing her only grandchildren in the Oklahoma City bombing, Kathy Sanders began searching for the truth. The healing for her pain came not in...

Pastor and author Herbert Cooper shares what the game Angry Birds can teach you about unforgiveness.

It has been 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing and one grandmother has endured a grueling journey to forgiveness after two of her grandchildren...

An unthinkable tragedy occurred on April 19, 1995 when Kathy Sanders’ grandsons were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. In a journey that led her...

Marci Mason fought to keep her family together as her husband’s NFL career took off. In her new book “Beyond the Pain,” she shares how she was able...

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Articles on Bitterness

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Golden Rule "Othering"

When we give an account for our own lives, bowed before God, we are in a place of humility. When we judge others, we forget we are not God, and we...

What do you do when you've been hurt by family? How do you forgive the ones who should know better? The ones we call brothers and sisters in Christ?

Sometimes we might not fully grasp the necessity and power of true forgiveness due to a lack of knowledge, or feelings of bitterness we haven’t dealt...

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Love Is ... Forgiveness

I asked God to help me love those who hurt me, not with any old love, but with the love of Jesus. 

What happens when it’s not the ones who hurt you who need the forgiveness?

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