The Dungeon of Bitterness

How does God deal with your bitter heart?

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

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
Used by permission
From: He Still Moves Stones

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•   Overwhelmed by Negative Feelings?

•  Why Me Lord?  Why Not? A different perspective on being shunned or mistreated.

•  Salvation Explained

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