Exchanging Bitterness for Grace

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by: Wendy Wilkins

01/15/2021

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 “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.  Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” ~Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)

 

God’s Word doesn’t leave us much “wiggle room” when it comes to resolving bitterness!  It is ALWAYS God’s will for us to resolve this poisonous root.  Maybe you’ve heard the saying:  “Holding onto bitterness is like drinking poison, hoping the other person will get sick”.  We can RELEASE the hurt others cause us, the chain of anger and bitterness toward them, and the person who has hurt us into God’s Almighty Hands!  We can receive back His wonderful, healing grace in place of the pain.  It can really help to walk through this process with another person who can come alongside, accept us right where we are, try to understand what got us there, and truly care about what has been experienced.  Great freedom can come as we release bitterness and embrace GRACE.  Feel free to email Wendy Wilkins if you would like to explore this more! wendy.thegreatexchange@gmail.com

 

 

Monthly Prayer Focus:  Pray that we will be people who “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14).  Pray that we experience the Lord’s awesome freedom that comes when we allow Him to resolve the bitterness in our hearts and replace it with His wonderful, healing GRACE.

 

 “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.  Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” ~Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)

 

God’s Word doesn’t leave us much “wiggle room” when it comes to resolving bitterness!  It is ALWAYS God’s will for us to resolve this poisonous root.  Maybe you’ve heard the saying:  “Holding onto bitterness is like drinking poison, hoping the other person will get sick”.  We can RELEASE the hurt others cause us, the chain of anger and bitterness toward them, and the person who has hurt us into God’s Almighty Hands!  We can receive back His wonderful, healing grace in place of the pain.  It can really help to walk through this process with another person who can come alongside, accept us right where we are, try to understand what got us there, and truly care about what has been experienced.  Great freedom can come as we release bitterness and embrace GRACE.  Feel free to email Wendy Wilkins if you would like to explore this more! wendy.thegreatexchange@gmail.com

 

 

Monthly Prayer Focus:  Pray that we will be people who “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14).  Pray that we experience the Lord’s awesome freedom that comes when we allow Him to resolve the bitterness in our hearts and replace it with His wonderful, healing GRACE.

 

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Hi! 

I'm Wendy Wilkins.  I've lived in Ainsworth since 1997 and have been a member of the E.Free church since 1998.  Ainsworth is my home and the E.Free church is my church home!  I've been married to Brad since 1988 and we have 4 kids and a daughter-in-law.  Counseling is one of the great joys of my life! 

After working for several years in a more traditional counseling setting, Brad & I started Great Exchange Ministries.  We became acquainted with this model of Biblical counseling, which was developed by John Regier in Colorado Springs, CO.  After training under John and Roger Daum in Cozad, NE, we were eager to offer this unique brand of counseling here in the Nebraska Sandhills. 

We all experience brokenness!  Great Exchange exists to help individuals and couples apply Biblical principles to everyday life in this broken world.  The goal is whole-hearted wellness and helping people RESOLVE, not just "cope with", the challenges and issues they face.  This Biblical Counseling course consists of seven 3-hour sessions.  It is a ministry to which clients may donate, as they are able.  

I hope if you're considering individual or marriage counseling, you'll fill out the contact form below!  I'd love to sit down with you and share more about this counseling method to see if it's right for you.  

In His Service,

Wendy Wilkins, M.A., LMHP

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