Resentment is an ugly, deformed attitude. Helen Grace Lesheld wrote, “[resentment] grows. It distorts, reality. It keeps us chained to the past. Like bad air, it pollutes not just the bitter person, but those who come in contact with the person.” all of our relationships in ways we cannot predict.” Hebrews 12:15 says, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled:” Nowhere is resentment described more enduring than that of a weed in the garden of our lives. No smart person, plants weeds in their garden, but they seem to grow up and take over if we do not keep it weeded. Resentment chokes out the pleasures and joys of life, and will color all our relationships. It will spread into your marriage, friendships, even your relationship with God. When we opt to cling to resentment, it is as if we have placed ourselves under an evil spell. Only the godly remedy of forgiveness will remove that spell. It may begin with a minor grudge, but if it is nurtured it will grow into a powerful enemy. The first step to overcoming this is to recognize it as a weed in your mind and heart. As you do that I would encourage you to turn to Romans 12:9-20, and walk through the principals that are given. It is not easy to rid yourself of this battle, but it a comfort to find relief from the gnawing at your soul. Turn your hurts over to the Lord, and He will deal with the wrongs done to you.