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It Has Robbed Them Of



Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Hebrews 12:15 New Living Translation Bible

I have seen hatred and bitterness age many before their time. It has robbed them of the joy of life, it has robbed them of peace of mind. It has robbed them of contentment in life. It seems to me that bitterness is one of the biggest thief of all, yet so many worship it in their daily lives.

Bitterness always starts out small like a peppermint seed, yet if you allow it to take root it slowly chokes out all the vegetation around it.

I know some folks that have held grudge over small insignificant acts for over sixty years. It has spread to every aspect of their once vibrant life so bad that if they ever smiled it would crack their face. It is very pitiful to see. Many times the ones they are bitter towards are either dead or have moved away and know nothing of the hatred towards them. Many of the folks were big and strong but this vile disease has sucked the vitality out of their bodies as well as their minds and spirits. Now they are empty, pitiful, angry folks that have allowed this disease to destroy their lives. “

We cannot live with bitterness because it will first manifest itself in our spirit, then in our emotions, and finally in our bodies.” — Tom Drout

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rapha (God my healer) for generously applying Your Divine healing balm which purged the vileness of bitterness from my heart. I adore You in the name of He who was and is the greatest healer of them all, Jesus Christ. Amen

May Christ bless you with love, joy and peace today and every day.

Author: ropheka

I am an unpaid live in care giver for my aged mother. As well I regularly do volunteer work with a local church group helping working poor establish themselves independently. . I love being in nature. I say the closer we get to nature the more we see Jehovah. We are blessed in this area with many amazing, easy to ride bicycle trails on old railroad lines that takes us all over Southern Ontario.

10 thoughts on “It Has Robbed Them Of

  1. So true! It doesn’t pay to waste time by living in bitterness.

  2. I am so thankful God delivered me from bitterness. You don’t even realize how it captures your life or the control it has over you. I prayed so long to be delivered and am free now and know what it means to have joy in the Lord.

    There is no life outside of Christ. It’s impossible. You’re merely existing … but with Jesus you come alive and it’s a brand new life.

    • That is very true.
      I have deep hurt because of horrendous abuse by a relative that refuses to accept responsibility for it (because I am their unpaid live in care giver it continues). I know they will never repent. Whenever I begin to feel bitter towards them I take it to Jehovah in prayer. He comforts and soothes my heart as only a loving Father can.

  3. I am a firm believer that un-forgiveness can manifest into physical ailments. Holy Spirit is always available to help us forgive even if we have to ask for His help second by second. Another good post Joseph.

    • Thank you.
      Yes we are to forgive them and many times it is only possible with the Holy Spirits help.
      Yes I have seen many destroy their health through bitterness.
      We are to hold them accountable as well.
      If they refuse to repent (admit what they did, admit it was wrong, apologize for it and stop doing it) we are to distance ourselves from them for our own good. Otherwise, the abuse will just get worse and worse. I speak from a lot of experience with toxic folks (especially within my family). They steal your love, joy and peace. They give you nothing but pain (both physical, mental and spiritual).

  4. I love your thoughts and writings! Thank you for being God’s guy and sharing with us. And thank you so much for following my blog! Blessings to you 🙂

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