Taking Poison

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die, resentment, unforgiveness, bitterness
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.  unknown*

I've struggled with resentment at times and I know this quote is true!

Some signs of resentment:
  • You can’t think about the person without pain or anger.
  • You suffer when you hear something good has happened to them.
  • In your mind you have repetitious arguments with them.
Resentment is poison to us spiritually, emotionally and physically.

So how do we quit drinking the poison of resentment?
  • Believe it's poison--understand it will give Satan a deadly hold on our heart. (Ephesians 4:27)
  • Let unproductive thoughts trigger immediate prayers for our offender. (Matthew 5:44)
  • Quit trying to figure it out and move on. (Philippians 3:13)
  • Give up our "right" to justice. (Philippians 2:5-7) God will bring about His purposes in His time.
Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12:21

Help us, Lord, to do these things!
* This quote has been attributed to a number of different people
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

Would you like to subscribe to Bible Love Notes: 
For free email delivery of Bible Love Notes 1-Minute devotions, enter your email address below:

Your subscription will begin when you validate the Feedburner email sent to your email box. Thanks!


  1. Amen! Good advice! :-)

    Take care and have a nice day :-)

    And thanks for your recent comment on My Blog

  2. This advice can save so much sorrow. thanks for sharing it on Deep Roots, Gail. I am featuring it tomorrow on the link-up!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...