Better or Bitter

Psalm 35:10 MSG 

We can be better or bitter in life, but we can’t be both.
In yesterday’s devotion, we explored how friendships and relationships, in general, can be hard.
We saw how David, the writer of Psalm 36 runs to God as his first response with his anger, anguish and agony and hurt by people he trusted.

The reason why we run to God with our aches is that unaddressed hurt can become a root of bitterness in us and dismantle our lives.
When we look to Him as our comforter and help, we give ourselves an opportunity to be better and not bitter.
In his presence we see the situation with fresh eyes, we trust our hearts to God and we lean on him for solution and healing.
Revenge brings to ruins, but God’s vindication is always valid.

”If we spend our time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to us and how they hurt our hearts, then we will be authorizing them to hurt us over and over again throughout our lifetime. ”

( See James 3:14, Proverbs 28:13, Ephesians 4:26)