Episodes: Forgiveness & Bitterness

Forgiveness & Bitterness

  • Rescued from Bitterness
    August 14, 2019 A Resolve to Believe by Karen Loritts

    Is there any cure for bitterness? Karen Loritts knows what it’s like to be hurt. She knows what it’s like to harbor bitterness. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • James 4:7-10
  • From a Mess to a Message
    January 21, 2009 Advocates for the Unborn, with Alan Parker & Sandra Cano & Luana Stoltenberg

    God is willing to forgive every sin, including ending a child’s life. One woman shares her wrenching story of abortion, forgiveness, and healing. Read or Listen →

  • Strength in Surrender
    February 16, 2010 Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome, with Ron and Nancy Anderson

    Could you forgive an unfaithful spouse? Or would adultery automatically be a reason for divorce? Hear from a husband who had to decide. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Forgiveness
    January 21, 2011 Beauty for Ashes, with Martha Schaale

    As an adult Martha Schaale still felt the sting of abuse that she had suffered as a child. It caused her to keep her distance from an important relationship. Read or Listen →

  • Ten Years of Building Marriages
    September 7, 2011 Celebrating Ten Years of God's Faithfulness

    Lorna Wilkinson figured her marriage was over. In the process of leaving her husband, she heard something that made her stop and change all her plans. Read or Listen →

  • A Son's Perspective
    January 6, 2006 Enduring Life's Most Difficult Moments

    If your father had been brutally murdered when you were just a child, would it be difficult for you to forgive those who killed him? Read or Listen →

  • For Such a Time as This in Los Angeles
    December 7, 2015 For Such a Time as This in Los Angeles

    Kesha would worship each Sunday and lead the women's ministries. But inside she was harboring unforgiveness toward her father. God got her attention. Read or Listen →

  • Reconciliation
    October 6, 2006 Forgiveness: Setting Your Captives Free

    Healing broken relationships is important. It takes hurt away from our lives and lets us enjoy friendship. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Philemon
  • Beauty for Ashes
    June 25, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Nancy encourages us with words from Isaiah letting us know that God can exchange our ashes for His beauty. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Isaiah 61:11111-3
  • Don't Wait! Forgive
    June 28, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    If we need to forgive, how can we choose to forgive? How should we respond to those who have sinned against us? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Corinthians 2:11
  • Flooded With Forgiveness
    July 2, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Can you forgive infidelity? Hear the story of one wife who forgave her husband and has experienced abundant blessing in her life. Read or Listen →

  • Forgiveness--the Pain Reliever
    June 21, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Do you wish there was a pain reliever for some of the hurts you have suffered in life? Read or Listen →

  • Freedom From Prison
    June 24, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    What happens when we refuse to forgive? Today we hear one woman's story and Nancy reminds us of the words of Jesus concerning forgiveness. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 18:21-30
  • How Many Times?
    June 22, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Nancy helps us understand forgiveness--learn what helped her most in this area of forgiveness. Read or Listen →

  • Press Delete
    June 23, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    What does it mean to truly forgive others? Nancy answers that pertinent question as we look at freedom through forgiveness. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Colossians 2:14
  • The Beginning of Forgiveness
    June 30, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Do you long for emotional healing? That process can begin at the point of forgiveness. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Romans 12:17
  • The Fruits of Forgiveness
    July 1, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Do you need healing? Today on Revive Our Hearts we'll learn what thankfulness has to do with healing. Read or Listen →

  • The Price of Forgiveness
    June 29, 2004 Freedom Through Forgiveness

    Nancy talks about the meaning of forgiveness, the price of forgiveness and the joy of forgiveness. Read or Listen →

  • Your Sins Can Be Forgiven
    January 22, 2010 From Abortion to Redemption, with Lisa Dudley

    Lisa Dudley struggled deeply to know whether she could be forgiven after an abortion. Learn about complete forgiveness from her story. Read or Listen →

  • Forgiveness Will Transform Your Relationships
    October 10, 2014 God in the Negative (Ney Bailey)

    Can you forgive in your heart even before someone has asked for forgiveness? Ney Bailey’s answer to that question could transform your relationships. Read or Listen →

  • Bitterness Is Harbored Hurt
    May 1, 2015 God's Power to Revive a Heart (Andrea Griffith)

    Imagine being truly free. Not ruled by the bitterness of what others have done to you. Not ruled by guilt from you’ve done. Read or Listen →

  • Cleansing the Wound
    July 31, 2013 Healing from Bitterness, with Yvonne Welch

    Bitterness can affect your emotions, your health, and your relationship with God. Learn how to find freedom from the bondage of bitterness. Read or Listen →

  • The Beginning of Bitterness
    July 30, 2013 Healing from Bitterness, with Yvonne Welch

    Feeling unappreciated for the work you do? Resentful for the lack of help you get? Hear why bitterness is so poisonous. Read or Listen →

  • The Process of Refinement
    July 29, 2013 Healing from Bitterness, with Yvonne Welch

    The homes you pass by every day may look presentable on the outside, but inside there’s a lot of despair. Read or Listen →

  • His Healing Touch, Part 1
    March 4, 2002 His Healing Touch

    Do you struggle with the pain of sorrow, regret or fear? Nancy tells the story today of one woman who reached out to Jesus with her need. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 2
    March 5, 2002 His Healing Touch

    Where do we turn when our situation seems hopeless? Nancy talks about a woman whose circumstances brought her to the brink of despair. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 3
    March 6, 2002 His Healing Touch

    There is help when we've lost hope. Nancy illuminates the hope we find in Jesus Christ. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 4
    March 7, 2002 His Healing Touch

    A nameless woman in a crowd, but Jesus set her free. Join Nancy today as she talks about the power of God. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 5
    March 8, 2002 His Healing Touch

    Jesus Christ can provide more than healing as we'll see on this edition of Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 6
    March 11, 2002 His Healing Touch

    Can we find joy while we're waiting for God's answer? Join Nancy DeMoss as she discusses this question on today's Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 7
    March 12, 2002 His Healing Touch

    Bob Lepine and Nancy DeMoss discuss some practical applications from the story, in Mark 5, about the woman who was healed. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • His Healing Touch, Part 8
    March 13, 2002 His Healing Touch

    Where do you turn when a problem just won't go away? Join Nancy DeMoss as she talks about perseverance. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Mark 5
  • How Bitterness Can Lead to Impurity
    November 16, 2011 Hope for a Hopeless Marriage, with Dean & Julie Petersen

    Bitterness can lead to all sorts of other destructive sins. Discover the danger of bitterness in a marriage and learn to find freedom from it. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of Forgiveness in Afghanistan
    August 19, 2015 In the Land of Blue Burqas, with Kate McCord

    Kate McCord realized how many women in Afghanistan were deeply hurt by men, but she watched their lives become transformed by forgiveness. Read or Listen →

  • Leaving Self Behind (Elisabeth Elliot)
    September 27, 2013 Leaving Self Behind (Elisabeth Elliot)

    Elisabeth Elliot speaks to a live audience about the importance and power of prayer and forgiveness—two essential ways to put others first. Read or Listen →

  • Leaving Self Behind, Part 1
    July 1, 2002 Leaving Self Behind (Elisabeth Elliot)

    How do you feel when God doesn't answer your prayer the way you wanted it answered? J Read or Listen →

  • Leaving Self Behind, Part 2
    July 2, 2002 Leaving Self Behind (Elisabeth Elliot)

    How do you react when God says no? Elisabeth Elliot continues her talk on that subject today on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Leaving Self Behind, Part 3
    July 3, 2002 Leaving Self Behind (Elisabeth Elliot)

    Is there something or someone in your life that makes it difficult for you to forgive? Read or Listen →

  • Leaving Self Behind, Part 4
    July 4, 2002 Leaving Self Behind (Elisabeth Elliot)

    Are you a prisoner to unforgiveness? Elisabeth Elliot talks about the power to forgive on today's Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Freedom from Sins of Your Past
    November 11, 2013 Looking Back After 80 Years, with Kay Arthur

    Kay Arthur is a respected author and teacher. But she looks back on her early life and says she could be described as a harlot. Find out how she found freedom. Read or Listen →

  • A Teenager’s Radical Forgiveness
    May 23, 2018 Miracle for Jen

    After God brought her out of a coma, imagine the surprise when Jen wanted to contact the driver responsible for her accident and give him something important. Read or Listen →

  • A Process of Healing
    July 15, 2003 No Place To Cry

    Today on Revive Our Hearts, Dorie meets her husband-to-be, marries and together they visit the orphanage where she grew up. Read or Listen →

  • Closing the Door
    July 16, 2003 No Place To Cry

    Be there with Dorie and her daughter on today's Revive Our Hearts as Dorie closes the door on her past. Read or Listen →

  • Choosing Forgiveness
    June 1, 2004 Recipe for a Godly Marriage

    Suppose you have been deeply wounded. Can you learn to forgive the person who hurt you so much? Read or Listen →

  • Forgiveness and Acceptance
    May 28, 2004 Recipe for a Godly Marriage

    How do you deal with conflict in your marriage? Learn some of the basic principles from God's Word that will help you cope with the difficulties. Read or Listen →

  • Initiating Forgiveness
    June 2, 2004 Recipe for a Godly Marriage

    Think with us today about this question, "Would I rather be right or would I rather be godly?" Read or Listen →

  • Forgiveness is Given
    May 15, 2007 Revived Hearts, with Sarah Krause

    When someone is at their lowest point, struggling with a difficult question or enduring a rough situation, the simple act of writing a letter can help. Read or Listen →

  • Confront or Overlook?
    November 6, 2007 Seeking Him (week 9)—Forgiveness: Setting Your Captives Free

    Sometimes it’s appropriate to confront someone who’s hurt us. Other times it’s right to just overlook the fault. Discover what the difference. Read or Listen →

  • How Do I Forgive?
    November 8, 2007 Seeking Him (week 9)—Forgiveness: Setting Your Captives Free

    The Bible is full of commands to forgive, but truthfully--it sometimes seems impossible. Nancy will tell you how to take steps of forgiveness. Read or Listen →

  • The Offender or the Offended?
    November 7, 2007 Seeking Him (week 9)—Forgiveness: Setting Your Captives Free

    Your relationships matter. They tell the world something about God’s glory. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Philemon
  • The Power to Forgive
    November 5, 2007 Seeking Him (week 9)—Forgiveness: Setting Your Captives Free

    When you get hurt deeply, it’s natural to carry the hurt around for a long time. But it’s supernatural to forgive. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Hebrews 12:5-16
  • The Process of Healing
    November 9, 2007 Seeking Him (week 9)—Forgiveness: Setting Your Captives Free

    A lot of people assume they have to heal from emotional pain before they can forgive. What if that thinking is backwards? Explore this idea. Read or Listen →

  • Forgiveness
    October 10, 2019 Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival

    If someone killed your mother and brothers and you had a chance to meet with them, what would you do? Read or Listen →

  • Investing in the Wrong Relationship
    February 5, 2015 The Beauty of Radical Commitment, with Lorne and Jimmie Ruth Matthews

    During a rebellious time in his life, Lorne Matthews was looking for an excuse to divorce his wife. Hear their story today. Read or Listen →

  • The Faith to Forgive
    February 10, 2015 The Beauty of Radical Commitment, with Lorne and Jimmie Ruth Matthews

    Bitterness often follows hurt, but it doesn't have to. Hear about the danger of bitterness and the power to find freedom through forgiveness. Read or Listen →

  • The Word of Forgiveness
    March 24, 2015 The Incomparable Christ

    Historians tell us that Roman crucifixion was so painful that those being executed would often curse and scream. In light of this Jesus' words have more impact. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 23:32-34
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 24
    September 5, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    How many people have prayed, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"? You could no doubt count the number in the millions. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 25
    September 6, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    Most people avoid guilt at all costs. Adults go to counseling to get rid of it. Parents try to keep their kids from it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 28
    September 9, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    If you don’t forgive other people, you may have trouble accepting God’s forgiveness for your sin. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • The Lord's Prayer, Day 29
    September 12, 2016 The Lord's Prayer

    Every believer in Christ has been forgiven. That's amazing news! It’s so amazing, in fact, that a lot of people have trouble believing it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • A Light on the Dashboard
    November 8, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    Most people avoid guilt at all costs. Adults go to counseling to get rid of it. Parents try to keep their kids from it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • As We Forgive
    November 13, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    If you don’t forgive other people, you may have trouble accepting God’s forgiveness for your sin. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • Can Forgiveness Be Real?
    November 14, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    Every believer in Christ has been forgiven. That's amazing news! It’s so amazing, in fact, that a lot of people have trouble believing it. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • From Food to Forgiveness
    November 7, 2012 The Lord's Prayer, Part 3

    How many people have prayed, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"? You could no doubt count the number in the millions. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 6:5-15
  • Forgiveness in Marriage
    August 1, 2008 The Politically Incorrect Wife, with Nancy Cobb & Connie Grigsby

    The Bible says that when we serve others in Christ’s name, it’s as if we are serving Jesus Himself. Read or Listen →

  • A Transformed Marriage
    April 18, 2005 Transformed Women: Meet Lorna Wilkinson

    After living with an alcoholic husband for nine years, Lorna Wilkinson decided enough was enough and it was time for a divorce. Read or Listen →

  • The Benefits of Forgiveness
    April 19, 2005 Transformed Women: Meet Lorna Wilkinson

    It's usually pride rearing its ugly head when we procrastinate in granting someone forgiveness. Read or Listen →

  • What If?
    April 20, 2005 Transformed Women: Meet Lorna Wilkinson

    The marriage was just plagued with alcoholism and mistrust. After years of dealing with those issues, I just wanted to be free. See how God changed them. Read or Listen →

  • Daddy, Will You Forgive Me
    February 3, 2004 Transformed Women: Meet Marcia

    How did God bring Marcia Arnel to the point that she could forgive her father and ask for his forgiveness? Read or Listen →

  • Healing from Years of Abuse
    June 14, 2013 Undaunted, with Josh McDowell

    As a new believer, Josh McDowell was confronted with a choice. Would he forgive the man who had sexually abused him for years growing up? Read or Listen →

  • Forgiveness
    May 23, 2019 Who Loves More?

    Just look around and see people everywhere desperate for love. That theme is in our movies, songs, and advertisements. You can know 100% that you are loved. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50
  • Go in Peace
    May 24, 2019 Who Loves More?

    “I just can’t forgive myself.” Have you ever heard someone say that? It means they feel ashamed of their sins. The Bible does have a true solution to shame. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 7:36-50