The Bitter Root of Resentment
Each of us have been through experiences in life that have made us feel resentment toward someone. Whether or not that person knows the effect caused is not the issue. The real issue is how we feel about that experience and if we are able to forgive and move forward. Worse is when we are angry toward God for not delivering us from that experience, taking us out of it when we had no idea what was happening or if we did, why didn't he stop us before it was too late. We can not only resent the person or persons but also God. When that resentment takes hold in us, it becomes a bitter-root and that root can go very deep. Such a root that has a take hold over us will not let us easily and it grows deeper as through interaction with other people as they feel and see it wrapping itself around us; they turn from us in fear it will get them. Thus, we who need people the most to over come this resentment have no one to turn to, or at least we think that is the case. In our anger toward God, we feel even more abandoned. This is exactly what the enemy wants us to feel. You see it is his bitter root that has hold of us. Forgiveness is the way forward. Forgive other people, forgive yourself for not forgiving and for not trusting in the Lord. And, at the same time, embrace His love for you and that root will start to fall away or you will be able to pull it out. Swing it around and throw it away praising the Lord.