Get Rid of the Bitterness

Last week I talked about how The Lord’s Prayer showed me that God answers our needs day to day. It is not for us to worry about tomorrow. I applied that lesson to stop worrying about our property payments. Well, sort of. I stopped calculating how God could solve our problem and began anticipating that He would answer right away; since I wasn’t anxious any longer.
Meanwhile, when praying with my prayer group one of them said I was bitter. I knew it was true. I was angry about the time and money the farm took. If I trusted God with excitement when we bought the farm, why was I bitter now? Did God change? No, it was I who gave up. I prayed that the spirit of bitterness would be removed. I apologized to my family for my attitude.
Eventually, the excitement in truly trusting God returned.
Six months later, I randomly met someone who said he knew the owner of the second largest Christmas tree operation in the Northwest. He asked if I wanted him to tell the owner about our farm. Of course I did, expecting he would mention it the next time they met, if he remembered. To my surprise, the owner called me within an hour. He looked at the trees and made an offer to purchase 3/4th of them. His last payment would be paid at the time our property loan was due and would be more than enough to cover it.
God does answer our prayers but sometimes we get in the way of the blessing because of our attitude.

Are you expecting God to answer your prayer or are you trusting Him to take care of your problems?

3 thoughts on “Get Rid of the Bitterness

  1. Jane West

    Yes, He does hear and answer my prayers. My God is taking very good care of me. I just need to continue, as you do, Nancey, to trust Him no matter what the situation looks like. He’s always faithful. Hallelujah! What a Savior!

  2. Ray Watts

    About five years ago, I lost a job paying $3000 a month. I was really upset. At the same time, my Mom was in a nursing home costing her $4500 a month. My wife, Suzie, pointed out that if I stayed home and took care of Mom, we’d both get a pay raise. These last five years with Mom have been a real blessing that I would have missed had I kept teaching. But when Mom passed in December, we lost $3000 a month. We had started an online business a year ago, but we were losing money, not making it. I kept saying, God, you are faithful, I’m trying to be, what’s wrong? I tried to believe He would work things out, yet it looked like bankrupcy. However, two properties and an RV we had tried to sell for years all of a sudden started selling. And next month, we should actually be able to get through the month paying off some big credit bills and and not have to use the cards. God has not worked the way I wanted Him to work, but you know, His way turned out better. Thank you Jesus!

  3. Nancey West

    Sometimes it is hard getting through but when God reveals His plan it is never mistaken for something we did. We are praying to sell some horses and mules. We took out an ad last summer but only recently started receiving calls. I know He will come through with this in His time.

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