Bitterness, unforgiveness, rehearsing, remembering, ruminating about the negative things in life only drives a stake of lead into one’s soul, leeching, poisoning, bringing additional pain to you and others and colors everything in darkness.
Jesus says forgive others and you will be forgiven. Forgiving others doesn’t let the ones who hurt you, who did you wrong, off the hook, it frees you from the hooks of anger, bitterness, and resentment. Forgiveness of others cleanses you, releases you, unchains you, and allows the light of Christ to remove the dark stains left by dark memories.
Whatever you gripe about, grips you in its grasp. Holding on to the wrong things, holds you into the wrong things. When you are fixated on the past, you become fixed to the past. Instead of being angry about what was, be grateful for what is. Instead of complaining about yesterday be grateful for today.
Whatever ways the devil has messed with you through the actions of others or the negative things of life, don’t allow him another minute of satisfaction. Don’t allow Satan to keep tormenting you. Break free by breaking the bitterness and anger by releasing everything into the grasp of God. God is just and righteous, He will repay those who have done wrong. God’s love makes all things new, restores, redeems, cleanses, makes the impossible possible, and sets you free.
“When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down. And do not give the devil an opportunity [to lead you into sin by holding a grudge, or nurturing anger, or harboring resentment, or cultivating bitterness].” ~ Ephesians 4:26 (AMPC), Ephesians 4:27 (AMP)
“For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.” ~ Matthew 6:14-15 (AMPC)