Bitterness arises in our hearts when we do not trust in the sovereign rule of God in our lives   Jerry Bridges

Unforgiveness is the poison we drink, hoping others will die.   Author Unknown

The medical evidence is clear and mounting. It’s no exaggeration to say that bitterness is a dangerous drug in any dosage and that your very health is at risk if you stubbornly persist in being unforgiving.   Lee Strobel

Acrid bitterness inevitably seeps into the lives of people who harbor grudges and suppress anger, and bitterness is always a poison. It keeps your pain alive instead of letting you deal with it and get beyond it. Bitterness sentences you to relive the hurt over and over.    Lee Strobel

Forgiveness is me giving up my right to hurt you for hurting me.   Author Unknown

Because we are the most forgiven people in the world, we should be the most forgiving people in the world.   C.J Mahaney

We need not climb up into heaven to see whether our sins are forgiven: let us look into our hearts, and see if we can forgive others. If we can, we need not doubt but God as forgiven us.   Thomas Watson

The grace we receive in forgiveness gives the grace to be forgiving.   Philip Graham Ryken

That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.   Thomas Fuller

You are nothing better than deceitful hypocrites if you harbor in your minds a single unforgiving thought. There are some sins which may be in the heart, and yet you may be saved. But you cannot be saved unless you are forgiving. If we do not choose to forgive, we choose to be damned.   C.H. Spurgeon

Do not say, “I cannot help having a bad temper.” Friend, you must help it. Pray to God to help you overcome it at once, for either you must kill it, or it will kill you. You cannot carry a bad temper into heaven.   C.H. Spurgeon

Five Causes of Anger:

1.    Physical Pain

2.    Blocked Goals

3.    Violated Rights

4.    Unfairness

5.    Unmet Expectations  –Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

A man who does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.  And a man that does not know how to be shaken to his heart’s core with indignation over things evil is either a fungus or a wicked man.   Henry Ward Beecher

If we would be angry and not sin (says one), we must be angry at nothing but sin; and we should be more jealous for the glory of God than for any interest or reputation of our own.   Matthew Henry

Bitterness (or resentment) is the result of an unwillingness to properly forgive those who have sinned against you.   Lou Priolo

Uncontrolled temper is soon dissipated on others. Resentment, bitterness, and self-pity build up inside our hearts and eat away at our spiritual lives like a slowly spreading cancer.   Jerry Bridges

Follow Him as well for the bitter cup of His passion as for the loaves.   Jeremy Taylor