Thursday, September 17, 2009

On our Hearts: Bitterness


As wives and moms often times we can let bitterness get to us. There is nothing positive or productive from bitterness. It damages our marriage, ruins friendships, it affects our children, and interferes with our relationship with You.

Father, we pray that we think before we say something unnecessary to our husbands. Breathe before using a harsh tone with our children simply because we are overwhelmed and feel like we are doing it alone. We pray instead that we use our words to be loving, uplifting, and positive. Also that we consciously recognize bitterness and work with Your help to correct it. Allow us to focus on all the good there is, give us ways to change the atmosphere of our family, and we ask for forgiveness when we fail.


"... Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them." Ephesians 4:29

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicous behavior. Instead be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:31-32

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