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{Ephesians 4:30-31} "Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God…Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice." {Hebrews 12:15} "See to it that…no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many."

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Keep it to yourself - I think that all depends on whom you vent to. It's actually healthy to release bitter thoughts and feelings to gain clarity. I would suggest to simply be careful whom you choose to trust.

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Think about this in every relationship that you have, family, friend, lover, whatever. Do not become the thing that broke you.

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I'm sure that the only one that is impressed with the bitter root in a persons life is the devil. "It is perfectly legitimate for believers to suffer grief. Our Lord Himself was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. THOUGH GRIEF MAY REACH TO THE ROOTS OF OUR SOULS, it must not result in bitterness." ~ R.C. Sproul

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Forgiveness is a choice. We may not be able to choose to wipe away the hurt that someone has caused but we can choose to cast off the bitterness, anger, and feelings of the need for revenge and justice. How? Trust in God, believe His word, and turn judgment over to Him. Once we let God take over, we can start to let the negative feelings go. –Elmer Laydon

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. EPHESIANS 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

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