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Friday, October 28, 2011


Ephesians 4:31,32

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling, and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." NIV

"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, Evan as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." KJV

We all get angry and bitter at some point in our lives. There is a reason God tells us to get rid of that now. Anger and bitterness are like an infection that spreads through our spirit and soul, keeping us from hearing the Holy Spirit. It keeps our prayers hindered and they do not get through to God. He will not answer a heart that holds on to sinful things that He has specifically told us to rid ourselves. Anger and bitterness are a spiritual cancer, a debilitating disease that keeps us from growing in the Lord. It does not have any effect on those at whom we are angry and bitter. But these negative feelings and emotions are toxic and damaging to our own spirits and bodies. Get rid of them now.

Heavenly Father, search our hearts to see if there is any anger or bitterness that lives in our hearts. Give us the desire, strength, and faith to get rid of it as You have commanded us. We long to have all these types of things out of our lives so we can grow and become more like You. Help us each day to rid ourselves of this toxic anger and bitterness. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

Daily Grace
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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Saleslady371 said...

I like the cartoon because anger and bitterness are so burdensome and unattractive. But forgiveness allows you to stand up straight!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Hey Bobbi....I like what saleslady371 said..have a great weekend out there. ☺

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