“Let all bitterness…be put away from you” (Ephesians 4:31).
Bitterness is often called righteous indignation. It demands one’s rights. It is a dark, debilitating, deadening disease. It will kill you and it will kill others.
Many of us, as James Mallory says, have an “emotional hall of injustice,” and we like to visit it often. We like to polish the statues of those who hurt us. We like to mull over all of those incidents where we were treated unfairly and unjustly. We don’t say it but many times we are really upset at God.
This must be rejected. By the act of the will, a child of God must turn from this great sin. We need to turn to God and confess it is a reality in our lives. When you go to God in prayer take those who are on your hit list, those who make you angry and bitter, take those things which have come into your life, and allow the God of glory to teach you through it. You will see yourself and you will see God.