……. whether it’s the annoying fly interrupting my needed nap, the thoughtless words spoken by a trusted friend, the new ding in my twelve-year-old car, or the old hurt that generates fresh pain, resentment never helps the situation—never serves a redemptive purpose. Like the devil, it only steals, kills and destroys. Scotty Smith
Am I a resentful person? To be honest I would have to answer that question with a “yes”. Things happen every day that I do not think should be happening to me. I become resentful and angry. But the real question is what do I do with that resentment. Do I let it harbor in my heart taking it out on others? Do I carry it around with negative words and thoughts? It is true all this resentment only leads to killing and destruction….killing and destroying relationship with God and others.
My prayer today is to be kind, compassionate and forgiving of others. Can I do it? Yes, I can with God’s help.
The godless in heart harbor resentment.Job 36:13
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.Eph. 4:31-32