“For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.” Acts 8:23 (ESV)
I am learning that when I compare my life to others…. a spirit of discontent, insecurity, or even a root of bitterness and jealousy will rise up and attack me. But when I look around my life and acknowledge all my blessings and all of His provisions, a thankful heart comes into sight and contentment grants me peace. I know I am blessed; I just have momentary lapses of memory.
People of the world say to me… “But your lost your teaching career, your dream house, your friends, your beloved dog, much of your financial savings, your health and yet you are happy? Why aren’t you bitter?”
I reply back, “It is because God has been good to me!!”
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