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Better or Bitter?

For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease Job 14:7 (NKJV).

Bitter roots produce bitter fruit. The seeds planted in your life years past have they been bitter ones? The trauma, pain, and family strife of one’s childhood all play a significant part in your life today. Harsh or dismissive words germinate in the soil of a child’s heart, and over time trees of negativity flourish, producing a bounty of rotten fruit.

Bitterness poisons how you see your life. You expect the worse because you always call to mind your dashed hopes and dismal past. In your perspective, nothing good ever happens to you. Why does everyone else get a break, but you never do? You expect disappointment rather than success. Your feelings affect people around you. They tend to withdraw from you rather than draw to you.

The grace of God has the power to take the bitter in our life and turn it into sweet. When we change how we think miracles can happen in our lives. Forgive and let go of the hurts of the past. Your future and the future of your children will brighten. Take an ax to the bitter roots in your life and taste the sweet fruit of repentance. Forgive and release your past of disappointment for the hope of a blessed future in Jesus Christ. He alone can change how you feel. In Him, every circumstance in life can make you better rather than bitter.

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