Many of us are praying for something, some of which are MIRACLES (emphasis added). Please note that our prayers will NOT be answered and the blessings will NOT FLOW, if we are carrying unforgiveness in our hearts. These are not my words but the word of the Lord.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear. –Psalms 66:18
So please, let it go. Rid yourself of unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment and the likes, for its only then God will answer your prayer. His word cannt lie, so maybe your results is taking long because you are harbouring unforgiveness. Repent and ask again. Watch God bring it to pass
The Bible doesn’t tell us that we shouldn’t feel angry, but it points out that it is important to handle our anger properly. If vented thoughtlessly, anger can hurt others and destroy relationships. If bottled up inside, it can cause us to become bitter and destroy us from within. Paul tells us to deal with our anger immediately in a way that builds relationships rather than destroys them. If we nurse our anger, we will give Satan an opportunity to divide us. Are you angry with someone right now? What can you do to resolve your differences? Don’t let the day end before you begin to work on mending your relationship.
Eph.4.26-27.kjv Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil.
Father thank you for allowing me to see this beautiful morning. I pray that you open my heart Lord and remove all the anger, hate, resentment, malice and negativity towards people. Help me to love me, so that I will be able to love my neighbour as myself. I thank you for teaching me true love. I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So TODAY, I forgive those persons who hurt me and pray for your peace in my heart, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Suffering does not automatically make a person stronger or better. The way you respond to suffering determines whether that hurt makes you better or bitter.
God has provided his grace to soothe in times of hurting. Refusing that grace creates an inner environment where bitterness can grow. Every woman (or person) experiences being wronged by another. She then chooses either to forgive or to dwell upon the wrong doing until she becomes bitter. To be bitter is a choice to be faced by every woman. When a root of bitterness springs up, it not only destroys her inner peace but also can cause physical illness. Bitterness defiles all those it touches, starting with the one who is bitter but extending to other relationships. Furthermore the one embittered becomes enslaved to the person toward whom that bitterness is directed.
Ruth is a prime example of one who refused bitterness. She lost her familiar homeland, her language, the religion in which she had been reared, the freedom of citizenship and the familial networks in which she had lived all her life. She made new commitments, assumed new responsibilities and that within a land in which she was considered an alien and enemy. Yet her FAITH enabled her to move forward against overwhelming adversity and thus to experience the amazing providence of Yahweh, the God is Israel. Ruth paid a great price. She did indeed suffer hardship and hurt but she was rewarded for her FAITHFULNESS by being part of the lineage of the Messiah.
Naomi on the other hand, returned to a familiar land and people and once again found herself under the protection of Yahweh. She did lose a husband and two sons but she gained an incomparable daughter-in-law, whose loving devotion became a model unto the generations. She went through a cycle of bitterness but through her FAITH Naomi was cleansed from bitterness and restored a right relationship with the Lord and others. She too, experienced again, joy and usefulness as she looked beyond her circumstances and said “NO” to bitterness and “YES” to Gods sovereign grace and plan for her life.
Bitterness can have far – reaching, long- lasting and self-destructive effects. A bitter woman (or person) must first turn to Christ. Once they have accepted his forgiveness, then they are not only able but also commanded to forgive others. One very practical way to do that is to replace bitterness with love. Especially by showing love to the one who has wronged you.