When I was a teenager, I stayed the night at a friend’s house and I woke up and was extremely thirsty I went to the fridge and seen one of my favorite drinks, apple juice. I took a glass out of the cupboard and pour some in a glass. I started to drink it, the cold liquid hit my throat just before I started to quench my thrist, the bitterness hit, I went over to the sink and spit the rest of it out, among whatever was in my stomach.
My body couldn’t take the bitterness of the spoiled apple juice.
Anger is a natural human emotion. Bitterness isn’t because bitterness is not of God. I’ve often heard the cliché, which is so true, that states, “Harboring anger is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to get sick.”
You’re definitely going to have times where you get angry. Just make sure that the anger doesn’t go unresolved. You can’t afford it – it will immobilize your heart every time. Think through this verse slowly … and notice the three consequences of allowing a bitter root to grow up in you.
“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” Hebrews 12:15
Hey, if you see Bruce Banner, have him read this, it might help him out in his clothing bills…
No person walking the planet is immune to anger. We all encounter it. It’s just one of those areas of life that is unavoidable. Getting angry is one thing. Staying angry is a whole different ball game. The thing about unresolved anger is that it is immobilizing.