Bitterness is a thief of joy and consumes every part of a persons life, becoming a stronghold and sometimes even an idol. It corrupts us and takes our focus off of God. It puts focus onto ourselves as the victim, and it shuts down our empathy and understanding. People can often become immobilized due to the numbness they experience from bitterness, which is right where Satan wants you to be: a self loathing, graceless, uncompassionate, apathetic person.
“Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.”Hebrews 12:15 NLT