With bitterness and resentment I poisoned my soul leaving a painful gaping hole and unable to fill it with the things of life it caused confusion turmoil and strife.
Harbouring revenge which I did bear and in spite the details I gladly would share spreading the vermin of gossip and sin hoping to gain approval and win.
Then the perpetrators with their evil intent would know where they stand and I would have the upper hand, yet in this victory I knew no peace only the bitterness that could not be resolved eating away at my very soul.
In sickness and pain did my body rebel showing my victory to be an empty shell, tormenting daily were the resentful memories I harboured and which wouldn’t relent reminding me continually of the evil event.
Then in sorrow and grief I cried asking Jesus to be by my side knowing His mercy is new every day giving forgiveness and peace within breaking the bondage of sin.
Then by His power He set me free giving me Love for my enemies, not holding on to the list of wrongs but knowing the joy of letting them be a long forgotten memory, forgiving those who had caused me pain and blessing them in Jesus name.
This I could not do in my strength alone for the seeds of bitterness had been sown, only in trusting in Christ’s strength and power was I set free to live again in victory.
Penned by Annie