"Holding onto bitterness & resentment is like drinking poison but expecting the other person to die."
- Dr. John Delony
Some would say I have every reason to be angry, bitter, and resentful toward several people in my life.
It doesn't make sense I have joy.
It doesn't make sense I have peace.
It doesn’t make sense I'm not consumed with anger.
Sure, it's taken:
👉 Years of counseling
👉 LOTS of daily journaling
👉 Being surrounded by supportive, understanding community
To be rooted in TRUTH so I can navigate around the lies.
But more than anything, it's the daily surrender to a power greater than my own.
It's the constant acknowledgement I CAN'T do this on my own that saved my life.
"Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved."
- Psalm 55:22
"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:16
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
- II Corinthians 12:9
If you're holding onto anger, bitterness, or resentment because of wrongs others have inflicted on you, FIND A WAY to surrender it.
You think you're getting back at the offender, but you're ultimately poisoning yourself (AND those closest to you!)
Ask for help.
Get into counseling.
Surrender it all to the Lord.
Your future self will thank you 🙌
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