"Deliverance From Grief and Bitterness"
Many of us have been through many trials and disappointments in
our lives, and we all know just what shape our mind and heart can get into.
Myself, have been through so many hurtful experiences in my
lifetime and I tell you what I sure had some bitterness hiding within my heart.
People lying to me, lying on me, cheating on me, stealing from me, using me
like I am a Kleenex, just waddling me up until I am all used up, I have been in
circumstances where I was having to starve and freeze to death, I mean my lips
were purple, and I could barely move.
Husband's, which had nothing better else to do, but beat woman
up because back then I drank beer, and he got mad because I took the last
Budweiser. Husband which beat me up to a pulp, beat my head against a concrete
wall, planned to have me raped while I was in the hospital having his baby
prematurely, loosing my baby at 1 1/2 months old, because he made me drink
castor oil, I mean I have been through some stuff.
I had every right to be bitter and angry, but GOD never gave up
on me, I was always the kind of person, no matter what someone does to me, I
always forgave them, no matter what they said to me, whether they lied on me
cursed me etc. I was always there with a forgiving heart, but there still was
some bitterness inside me, that I wanted out.
God was always there He never left me, but there was a lesson
(s) to be learnt and I learnt them the hard way, but my point here is, no
matter what you have been through , no matter what got you where you are now in
your life, you can with Jesus get rid of the bitterness inside your heart.
Also, I feel the need to say this; no matter who has wronged
you, or you feel you was wronged, it's YOUR JOB to tell that person, not
someone else's job, but YOUR JOB, and if someone you think has wronged
you, and they are not aware of what they could've done to have wronged you in
anyway, it is still then YOUR JOB to let them in on why you are so angry
and upset with that person.
Because, whether you think so or not, by you not forgiving
someone and holding whatever it is against them, it will NOT be them that will
get Judged it will be you, because you are harboring hate, and bitterness
inside your heart, and we are to release the bad emotions which we feel.
And to get to Heaven you have to rid your heart of it, so I have
gave you some verses to help you along your way!
I Sam. 1:16 - Hannah's bitter provocation
I Sam. 2:33 - Grief over children.
Psalm 6:7 - Eyes consumed because of grief.
Psalm 31:9 - Eyes, inner self " body weakened from grief.
Psalm 31:10 - Life spent with grief.
Psalm 78:40 - God's grief over our rebellion.
Prov. 17:25 - Foolish son is grief to father.
Is. 17:11 - Griefs due to worshipping Adonis.
Is. 53:3 - Jesus acquainted with grief.
Is. 53:4 ,10 - Jesus bore our griefs.
Jer. 6:7 - Jeremiah's grief over Jerusalem's wickedness.
Jer. 45:3 - Lord added grief to sorrow.
II Cor. 2:5 - Grief caused by incest.
Eph. 4:30 - Grieve not the Holy Spirit.
II Cor. 1:3 - God comforts and consoles us in all our troubles.
II Cor. 1:4 - So that we may comfort others in their trouble.
I Pet. 5:6 - Knowing the same sufferings are appointed to your brethren
11 - the world. God will complete, settle, secure and establish you.
1 John 2:9
1 John 4:20
Psalms 37:1 1
Corin. 5:8, 14:20
1 Peter 2:1