At some point in our lives, we’re all either trying hard to forgive or counseling someone who is struggling to forgive. The result of unforgiveness? Bitterness.
Bitterness damages our relationships with others, and with God. Not to mention that bitterness makes those in its wake pretty miserable.
What does carrying the burden of bitterness say about one who has been forgiven of ALL their sin?
There is a short and excellent book entitled How to Be Free from Bitterness by Jim Wilson that I want to share with you. While you could spend a few $$ for a pretty version at Amazon or Canon Press, the text of the book is now available free online at:
Do you have a friend that only talks to you about how they have been wronged? Maybe you could gently share this book with them after reading it yourself.
Remember… as we think of having a clean slate and starting over at the beginning of this new year, we can make resolutions to diet, stay organized, read to our kids, be more disciplined with our free time, and so on and so forth. But, these things only produce a behavioral change. A change of heart will change your life from the inside out. You can quote me on that ;-)