“See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;” Hebrews 12:15 (English Standard Version)
Hatred can destroy us from the inside out and eat away at our peace of mind and our joy. It is a hateful and spiteful thing that lingers on in the mind that takes root and begins growing until it’s beyond our control. By the time it’s recognized, it is often so malicious that it has taken over and become part of our normal actions and routine until it’s almost unrecognizable. It affects the way we begin to see the world and even how we feel.
God cautions us to be watchful that we don’t let this happen and that we don’t give it the opportunity to root and spring up (grow) in us. Be open with God about situations like these in life and He will deliver us from these feelings through faith and consistent prayer. He will strengthen us and give us what we need to be victorious.
Written By Rosie S. O’Neal