I have little time. I have other posts waiting to be written (birthday, prom, etc.). I have a ton of spring cleaning that needs doing. But. BUT. I happened to read someone's comment on someone else's blog. It seemed that I should take a peek at this person's blog. On her side bar (of her old blog I think. I'm new to it, and there were two different looking blogs, but by the same person.) there were some links to posts she had written and other resources. My eyes fell upon an article on bitterness.
Sigh. I know I 'suffer' from it. I've read and heard sermons on it before. Each time I do not seem to get any closer to being free of it. I know it damages my family. I know it damages my relationship with God. And yet, I can not seem to get rid of it. There have definitely been times where it wasn't as pervasive. I almost didn't click on the link. Almost. But, just like in my quest for health, thinking there might be that "one" thing out there that will help us, I did click. I did. And I am grateful that I did.
I don't think that I've heard of bitterness explained in this way before. Though maybe I have and the truth just didn't sink in. Either way, I finally 'see' it. I finally see why I have times where the bitterness wasn't choking me. I finally know what I have to do. Don't get me wrong, I always knew I had to confess it, but this article just really, really explained it all in a way that helped me to see where I was going wrong. I loved the idea of the cup of sweet water. I assure you that I am NOT filled with sweet water. Definitely, definitely not filled with sweet water.
So I want to pass this article along, hoping that it too can free someone else of their bitterness. (To be clear, I just read the article minutes ago, so I will be working on this issue, I am not 'free' yet, but on my way!)
How to be Free of Bitterness