As Christians, we know that we can at times we can have a bitter spirit. It can happen to any one of us if we are not careful. The root of the bitterness can grow a substantial amount before we overcome it with goodness.
Having an unforgiving attitude, unresolved anger, resentment, hate, jealousy, and continued disappointment are just a few of life's struggles that cause us to plunge into bitterness. When we are dealing with a bitter spirit, we often look for help or someone to heal us of the bad feeling.
The Word of God is the healing balm for a bitter spirit. Reading through it in small doses at a time can help release the tortured soul to know love, joy, and peace from the Holy Spirit.
Below are 7 Bible verses to help overcome bitterness:
John 16:33 - "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Psalm 51:10 - "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me"
Proverbs 28:13 - "Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy"
Ephesians 4:26 - "In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry"
Colossians 3:13 - "Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
Ephesians 4:31 - "Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice."
Ephesians 3:17-19 - "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."