I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. How do those words cut to our core when we our young when we hear it from our parents? Because the punishment we receive is a fuller understanding than the simple equation of “I did A, so I get punished with B”. That punishment resonates on an internal level that cause a visceral reaction.

Bitterness also causes a strong internal torment. As a believer, God recreates us to want to throw away the hot coal of bitterness by instilling this type of reaction. Pastor John Samuel Barnett explains what the struggle is and why God directs that response.

(From 2015DEC06 – SWS-04 – Are We Enjoying The Kind, Tender, Forgiving Life That God Gave To Us Believers)