1) Do you ever find yourself lashing out at others in anger?_____
2) Do you find yourself replaying past hurts over and over again? _____
3) Do you ever notice a sour attitude towards life? _____
4) Do you find it difficult to say “I am so sorry please forgive me?” _____
5) Have you come to expect people to let you down? _____
6) Is it difficult for you to smile? _____
7) Is it difficult for you to sleep well at night? _____
8) Do you often find yourself telling others how someone has hurt you? _____
9) Do you find yourself being cynical and sarcastic? _____
10) Do you find yourself complaining throughout the day? _____
If you answered “yes” to at least two of the questions above there is a good chance you may have bitterness. Bitterness is a sin. It stops the flow of God’s love. It makes us ugly, angry, hurtful people. It spreads to others.
“Beware that a root of bitterness doesn’t spring up from within and defile not only yourselves but those around you.” Hebrew 12:15
If you feel you are bitter ask God to show you how it came in. It usually comes in when others have disappointed us, hurt us, demeaned us or betrayed us. It creeps in slowly, like a cancer. You don’t know it’s there until you become ugly and angry, sour and hurtful, cynical and sarcastic. You are usually the last to find out what you have truly become.
If you even think you may be bitter you need healing. Begin to work through inner-healing with the Balm of Gilead https://jackieosinski.wordpress.com/category/balm-of-gilead/page/3/ . Let God’s healing love flow through you and touch all those hard places that have wounded you. Let God’s love soften your heart. Don’t let the poison of bitterness spread to those around you. God longs to heal you that you might once again find peace and joy in this life.
To help you overcome read my post BITTERNESS https://jackieosinski.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/bitterness/