A recent episode of Deadliest Catch showed the reaction of fans to Russell Wilson’s interception in the final minute of last year’s Superbowl. The crew of the Northwestern based out of Seattle could not believe the Seahawks opted to pass rather than rely on their patented running attack. When you are only one yard from tasting victory, its hard for individuals to get over this heart breaking loss.
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled, Hebrews 12:14-15.
It’s one thing to lose a game, yet in life there are several disappointments people encounter that can linger. These scars are like bad dreams, nightmares that don’t go away. When you add emotions into this equation, human nature can be unforgiving. Thus, the next time you try to console someone who is hurting, don’t be surprised if you hear, “I can’t get over it!”
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice, Ephesians 4:31.
Storybook endings are usually something you see in the movie theater or at home as a rerun. While this feel good conclusion may bring tears of joy, the rest of the world is stuck in the past, unable to move on. Tempted by bitterness, frustration and a wounded soul, some feel better venting rather than cope with the issue at hand. Before the voices of your past drag you to indulge in another pity party, may the love of Christ help you get over it by moving on with the rest of your life.
by Jay Mankus