We all have a natural desire to be happy. For most people the biggest obstacle to our internal peace is resentment. Anger is the platform on which bitterness and resentment and eventually wrath are born.
All of the hearts embittered with resentment cause so much destruction. Not just outside of ourselves but the manifestation of the bitterness that is a result of so much unforgiveness. Our inability to recognize the root cause of our lack of happiness causes a great deal of emptiness, being alone and often feelings despair are the consequences of built up resentment. Resentment is the gateway to bitterness and wrath.
Satan who is fueled by his ability to tempt you into taking your eyes off of Jesus has only one goal and that is to keep you away from God your Father in Heaven. Silence has fed this burden making our condition a huge problem when not infused with our human ability and God’s grace to render us capable of forgiving, we marinade our hearts with muck and mire disposing our wounds to be smothered by clouds of anger, shame, guilt, hopelessness, and despair. The soil where the seeds of hatred are cultivated and watered with memories of past hurts producing fruit that is spread through every relationship we have.
You know that you can have a basket of fresh fruit and when one goes bad it spoils the whole bunch – our bitterness infects us, and infections spread like a cancer.
Rooting out any anger, bitterness and resentment brings peace that can be attained coupled with your willingness to participate in the redemptive power of God. The negative emotions that fill our vessel are poison to the rest of our body. Weather someone leaves you out, rejects you, neglects you or abandons you, hurting you in any way the impact of the hurt and the circumstances are branded into the memory and that can cause a traumatic recollection of the pain suffered.
In the parable, a king forgives an enormously large debt (basically on that could never be repaid) of one of his servants. Later, however, that same servant refuses to forgive the small debt of another man. The king hears about this and rescinds his prior forgiveness. Jesus concludes by saying, “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”