Bitter or Sweet

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12_bittersweetI’ve been seeking my Father for revelation on the root cause of certain symptoms in my body.  Just like the woman with the issue of blood, I’ve gone from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist, and from person to person for healing and relief of pain.  Although I’ve been praying the entire time for God to relieve, deliver, and heal my physical pain, it wasn’t until a few days ago that I realize I had been praying the wrong prayer.  The prayer I needed to be praying was “Lord, heal me from my spiritual pain.”  Life’s challenges, trials, and difficulties had left an open wound in me. From that very wound, the enemy gain access to plant little seeds of bitterness.  These seeds had been watered, fertilized, and left to grow in to a bitter root that had not be treated or uprooted. One seed of rejection produced a bitter fruit that left a bad taste in my spirit, an imprint on my mind, and from what the Lord shared, had now spread its roots into my physical body.  Are you having unexplained physical pain that no medical team can diagnose?  You may be suffering from an illness called bitterness. Hurt from someone or life’s circumstances that have wounded you deeply.  When someone or something has deeply wounded you, if not treated, it can lead to a sneaky disease called bitterness.  It hides behind the smile.  It creeps into your relationships and before you know it your entire system is poisoned with unforgiveness, resentment, and anger.  Bitterness can be a root cause to so many of your ailments.  What I learned about bitterness is, it attacks its victim and can cause your thoughts, your relationships, and your soul to be disease. Although there is a cure, treatment cannot take place until one admits he as been contaminated.  How was I healed? How was I delivered? It wasn’t until I admitted  that although I had been truly hurt, I was now the one in the wrong.  I confessed my sin, asked God to forgive me, and help me to forgive others. Seeking God for what is growing in the inside of you will boost growth on the outside of you.  You will grow! Your relationships will grow!   Ephesians 4:31 tells us Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.  Bitterness is so subtle but it has no power over the power you have in forgiveness!  Forgive yourself. Forgive your situation and forgive those that have wronged you.  Only then, will your bitter become sweet!

 

Counting it All Joy,

Rev. Lucas

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