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Sweet not bitter?



Sweet not bitter? Years ago Holly and I bought a juicer to improve our diet. Initially, our vegetable juices were very bitter. After adding lemon, lime, orange, and apple, the taste improved significantly. Occasionally, we also included grapes and bananas, making our juices much sweeter and more enjoyable. The change made our diet healthier and tastier.


Think about it. We learned that juicing depended on fruits as well as vegetables. It’s no different when it comes to swallowing relationships in our lives that have a bitter taste.


God’s Word tells us: “If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer (Proverbs 9:12).”


Do you have an enemy in your life, perhaps a family member or neighbor who’s left a bitter taste in your life? Such relationships are like bitter vegetable juice without any sweetness. They can only become blessings if we counter the bitterness of past wrongs with the sweetness of our own love and forgiveness, turning difficult connections into opportunities for growth and reconciliation.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, grant us the strength to love those who have wronged us. Help us to sweeten the bitterness in our hearts with forgiveness. Transform our difficult relationships into blessings, and guide us in turning enmity into opportunities for growth and reconciliation. In Jesus Christ. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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Sweet not bitter?



Sweet not bitter? Years ago Holly and I bought a juicer to improve our diet. Initially, our vegetable juices were very bitter. After adding lemon, lime, orange, and apple, the taste improved significantly. Occasionally, we also included grapes and bananas, making our juices much sweeter and more enjoyable. The change made our diet healthier and tastier.


Think about it. We learned that juicing depended on fruits as well as vegetables. It’s no different when it comes to swallowing relationships in our lives that have a bitter taste.


God’s Word tells us: “If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer (Proverbs 9:12).”


Do you have an enemy in your life, perhaps a family member or neighbor who’s left a bitter taste in your life? Such relationships are like bitter vegetable juice without any sweetness. They can only become blessings if we counter the bitterness of past wrongs with the sweetness of our own love and forgiveness, turning difficult connections into opportunities for growth and reconciliation.


We pray. “Heavenly Father, grant us the strength to love those who have wronged us. Help us to sweeten the bitterness in our hearts with forgiveness. Transform our difficult relationships into blessings, and guide us in turning enmity into opportunities for growth and reconciliation. In Jesus Christ. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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