When You've Been Hurt
There are those who experience adversity and become bitter as a result.
Then there are others who face similar adversity and become better as a
result. Bitterness is usually a very understandable response, yet it's
never an effective response. It serves primarily to prolong and even
expand the pain.
The positive, life-affirming response is not to become bitter, but
rather to find a way to become better. The surest way out of adversity
is to use that adversity as an opportunity for becoming stronger, more
positively focused and more effective.
When you've been hurt, you have every right to feel bitter. You also
have every right, and every reason, to move quickly away from that
bitterness. If you feel you're becoming bitter, use that as a cue to
instead become better. Bitterness cannot ease the pain. Choose to grow
stronger, and even adversity will have a positive purpose.
My prayer for us all is that we can take this adversity and become
better not bitter for it.