Avoid the Root of Bitterness

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

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Bitterness, if allowed to continue undealt with, can ruin your future here on earth

and for all eternity. Bitterness is identified with “taste”; but it’s also identified

with a condition on the heart. It is used in connection with such words as wrath,

anger, clamor, evil speaking, malice, envy and self-seeking (Ephesians 4:31; James

2:14). It’s one of those bad things that we must put away from our lives. God

wants His people to be joyful and rejoicing in life and not bitter. Therefore, I want

to give you four Godly solutions to put away bitterness.

1. Identify the source of bitterness – When the cause has been fully

identified, analyze it thoroughly and if it’s been events beyond your control,

be willing to accept what God allows to be brought into your life. If it has

been caused by the actions of a person; try to identify with that person as

to why they did what they did.

2. Forget the past - Paul made some terrible mistakes in his past that he had

to deal with (Acts 8:1-4). His way of dealing with them was to “forget them

(Philippians 3:13). Put those things away and stop bringing them up. A

bitter soul has got to deal with past events in their lives or be plagued with

them the rest of their lives. The past is over and done so let it go!

3. Turn to Jesus who can bring joy into your life again – Just think of what

Jesus went through for your salvation, willingly and without complaint

(Read Philippians 2:5-8). Here’s some additional Scriptures:

Psalms 43:4

Psalms 42:1-4

Psalms 51:12

4. Look to the future – Look to the future God has promised to the faithful.

We need to rejoice in the hope that God has given to His children (1 John


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