The Dungeon of Bitterness

When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so
that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins.”  Mark 11:25

Bitterness is its own prison.

The sides are slippery with resentment.  A floor of muddy anger stills the feet.
The stench of betrayal fills the air and stings the eyes.  A cloud of self-pity blocks
the view of the tiny exit above.

Step in and look at the prisoners.  Victims are chained to the walls. Victims of
betrayal.  Victims of abuse.

The dungeon, deep and dark, is beckoning you to enter . . .  You can, you know.
You’ve experienced enough hurt . . . Or you can choose, like many, to chain yourself
to your hurt  . . . Or you can choose, like some to put away your hurts before they
become hates. . .

How does God deal with your bitter heart?  He reminds you that what you have is
more important than what you don’t have.  You still have your relationship with God.

No one can take that!

By Max Lucado
From: He Still Moves Stones

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