Heb. 12:15 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.
Isa 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
Life is often unfair because we live in a fallen world with a devil who does not fight according to anyone’s rules. The devil often works through selfish people and difficult circumstances to challenge us to accept bitterness. But God has never told us to take vengeance on the people or circumstances that hurt us. When we allow the injustices of life to make us bitter we lower ourselves to the level of our circumstances and the people who hurt us.
We are not immune to exposure to people and circumstances that are knowingly or unknowingly used of the enemy to hurt us. Out of any hurt can come bitterness. Bitterness is suppressed anger from a hurt or injustice we refuse to let go of. Bitterness can take over our thoughts and filter our view of life. It is a condition of heart no one can hide. If not confronted it can affect everything we see as if we were looking through tinted glasses.
God in His love for us will draw us out of the pit of bitterness so He can conform us to Christ or create Christ likeness in us Isaiah 38:17. There is grace to help in life’s bitter moments. Hebrews 12:15 says, “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.” There is grace at the moment you face an opportunity get bitter. Jesus experienced the bitter experience of the Cross to provide grace for us in the bitter moments of life. Grace won’t fail us; we can only fail it by choosing to get bitter. Bitterness is a choice because we’re told we can put it away (Eph. 4:31). Just as bitterness is a decision, so is forgiveness. You can choose to let all bitterness go and be put away from you and choose to forgive. By grace you can get better and not bitter.