"Let me rise and open the gate,
to breathe the wild air of the field,
and to let in Love, and to let out Hate,
and anger at living and scorn of Fate,
to let in Life, and to let out Death."
So many have bitterness and hate. Even Christians. It's so sad! Let me tell you this, if you have bitterness or envy or anger or strife in your life, it is because you have chosen it. Yep. In Christ we have the power to live above any of these emotions and it IS a choice. In Christ we are FREE to be joyful and have peace and love.
2 Corinthians 4:6-10
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.