Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it–” Hebrews 12:15 AMPC
The reason why many don’t experience God’s blessings in their lives is because they harbors bitterness in them. Bitterness is the direct opposite of securing God’s unmerited favors and blessings. The devil uses bitterness to put many in a spiritually weakened state. The devil’s target is to make sure the blessings of God in us is shut
God wants to heal our deep hurt if only we can admit that we are hurting. Hurt is like a wound. If not attended to, it will infect the whole and the smell of the wound will affect others.
Secondly, He wants us to talk about it to the person causing the hurt without being afraid of what they will say or of what might happened.Fear has held many in bondage.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” 2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
Thirdly, we should learn to confront the root of the hurt with the word of God .
But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts).” Romans 13:14 AMPC
Let God’s word rule over you. We operate under grace not under the law(flesh).
Fourthly, release yourself from the spirit of bitterness. Rebuke Satan and practice God’s presence by forgiving those that offended you.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:31-32 KJV
Fifth, once you’ve forgiven the person, walk by faith and not by sight. Forgiveness is an act of faith towards God knowing you were once a sinner save by grace through faith.
But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 AMP
It’s time to come out from bitterness and secure your blessings in Christ.
Let’s pray together:
Heavenly Father thank You for your Word. I receive my healing in from every form of bitterness. Thanks for
restoring me in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.