Uproot Bitterness

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled…” —Hebrews 12:14-15

The tragedy of a “root of bitterness” is not only that you have a foul, poisoning and festering issue in your life that will continue to dig in deeper and deeper the longer that it is allowed to grow, but also that  it is a contaminating, infectious, even viral epidemic. The very root that continues to dig and entrench into our hearts will produce a tree that will produce the bitter fruit that will also poison our children. Our refusal to deal with an offense that has now led to a “root of bitterness” can now be transferred to the next generation and passed from generations to generations.

A “root of bitterness” cannot produce sweet healthy fruit, but only the foul and sickly kind that poisons. Therefore if we are bitter people, what we speak or the fruit of our lips will not be sweet or kind but bitter and hateful. We will then whether we desire to or not, serve and feed our children the fruit of bitterness for them to devour. Our children will pay the price for our refusal to uproot bitterness.


“…Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Matthew 12:34

Parents you will poison your children with the same discriminatory, bias, angered, resented, hateful, bigoted, racial mindsets that you have been harboring. Our children will carry on the same “world-view” that we have pollinated them with through the word-seeds of our mouths. It may be against an individual person, an ethnic group, a race, a sex or whatever was the cause of our offense.

The one and only option that God commands for us to obey is to forgive. We must uproot that entrenched root that through the years of un-forgiveness has dug itself deeper and deeper into our hearts. It’s time to bring the shovel out, sharpen the ax and show no mercy to the root of bitterness that overtaken our lives. The only people who you have been and will continue to hurt are first of all yourself, then after your family.

Today is the day that God is releasing His grace for you to forgive once and for all. Don’t frustrate or fail the grace of God by refusing to submit. Let it go. Release the person, persons or group. Dismiss the offense and forgive, for only then will genuine healing come from God. Uproot bitterness and allow God to root in His love. You’ll never know freedom, until you are free from bitterness. Today is as good as day as any to be released from the prison of un-forgiveness and bitterness. You have been given a full pardon by Jesus Christ, isn’t it time that you extend the same grace to others?

One Response to “Uproot Bitterness”
  1. Jaditequeen says:

    Uprooting bitterness is easier said than done. Thank you for the encouraging words. 🙂

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