To me, resentment is a first cousin to anger, but with a lot more cerebral undertones. Resentment is something we can harbor with no one else knowing about it, which would make it a brother to bitterness. For me, I have found that resentment could slither in when someone within my circle is elevated to a position of influence or responsibility with, in my opinion, less ability to fulfill that responsibility than I have. What’s happening at this point is I am mentally elevating myself above my brother, I am looking more to man’s paradigm then God’s paradigm, and I am loving myself more than my brother. That is not what I am called to do. I am called to Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Wouldn’t having this thought, this attitude, certainly toss resentment out the window? Lord, help me to be done with any thoughts of resentment. Help me function in self-sacrificing love, a love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.