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 allow the event to chain us to the past which can ruin our present and future.
Ephesians 4:30-32 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Bitterness is a choice because we’re told we can put it away (Ephesians 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.
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. Grace won’t fail you; you can only fail it.