How to overcome hurts and bitterness

  • Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: (2 Timothy 4:14 KJV)

    Paul had real opportunity to be bitter here judging from the tone of his words. He was genuinely hurt. Whatever Alexander did must have really got to him. Like you and I, Paul was human, and he was seriously hurt here.

    The Amplified Version puts it this way:
    "Alexander the coppersmith did me great wrongs. The Lord will pay him back for his actions."  (2 Timothy 4:14, AMP)

    In life, you will meet the Alexanders! There will be trusted people that will disappoint you in big ways.

    In fact, it is possible you have already met several Alexanders. From jilting experiences that got you jolted, from betrayals that got you crucified, from disappointment of promises that got you depressed, from lies and intrigues that got you livid, the list goes on and on. Everybody has a share of being let down one way or the other, and it can really be painful when it has to do with relationships or marriage.

    Those kind of hurts and bitterness are deep seated, almost breathing within and giving direction to all your actions.

    What do we do when we are in this state of mind? It is not a good place to be at all. If you were given a gun, you would shoot the person involved.

    We must learn from Apostle Paul. No doubt he was hurt, but he made a powerful statement:
    “…the Lord reward him according to his work!”

    This is what we must do. Don't bother to try and fight back in your own way, because you might end up fighting dirty. Learn to commit the situation into God’s hands like Apostle Paul did.

    Do you know why you need to do this?

    You need to let go so that the wicked and careless actions of others meted out to you will not end up immobilising you! How do I mean? You see, when you hold people in unforgiving spirit, it will slow you down. It will hinder your prayers. It will turn you into a bitter person and it will affect your productivity, even at work place.

    You need to let go. It could be childhood abuse, it could be rape, it could lies and betrayals, it could be unfaithfulness, whatever it is, give it back to God and let God compensate you for every trouble and heartache you went through.

    Forgive and forget and get healed. Don’t let that past event tamper with your present. Get healed from the past so that you can move on. It might even be that you are the one that hurt somebody else. Go to God and make your way right. Desist from such actions and God will give you a new beginning.

    I pray for you this morning, may God compensate you for every trouble you went through. I pray for healing in your soul and I ask that God will indeed lift up your head in Jesus name!

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    I am not bitter. I refuse to live with unforgiving spirit

    Lord, help me to forgive and forget


    "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;"  (Hebrews 12:15, KJV)


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  • Ijeoma Ahamefule
    Ijeoma Ahamefule Thanks for dis, Pastor..i went for an interview yday and as i was getting home, i got a regret mail from them. All my hopes was on dis.can't begin to say every thing here,,still depressed frm it, then my boyfriend whom i introduced to to KHC some months...  more
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    OYENIRAN SAMUEL Thank You Sir God bless You
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    OYENIRAN SAMUEL @ IJEOMA,sorry for that but i want you to know that there is reason for everything,and every disappointment is a blessing,God will surprise you with a better offer,i leave you with one of my favorite bible verse Romans 8:28.
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