Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many. Hebrews 12:15
I am very grateful for my life; I wasn't always appreciative like this. For decades I harbored unforgiveness, usually putting the blame of my defeat as others’ responsibility. Over time, this manifested into a bitterness that literally poisoned my body, soul, and spirit.
It is easy to point the finger of blame toward someone else. We don’t have to look far in our life to find a human being who has let us down, who has wronged us in ways “we don’t deserve”.
The victory of healing begins when we take responsibility for our own responses to those “wrongs”. The choices we have made in the past (led by incorrect thinking) virtually placed us into our present position, but…we can now choose to forgive, to let go of destructive hurts that have festered into open wounds of ugliness.
Toxin is eliminated from our very being when the root of resentment toward others is pulled up from our heart (Jesus will help you). When forgiveness replaces this pent-up bitterness, a spring of love will begin to flow, and life will begin to proceed into an indescribable peacefulness, the way our Creator intended.