A Hope for Escaping Bitterness

The razor clam is a wonderful example of hope for escaping bitterness.  These clams can dig faster than a clam digger can shovel them out of the five to six feet holes into which they burrow themselves.

A recognized way for harvesting razor clams is to sprinkle the ground above their holes with bitter, coarse salt.

In order to rid themselves of the bitter salt, the razor clams are forced to surface from their holes. Even though it places their lives in peril, the need to rid themselves of bitterness takes priority.

Just like the razor clam, “surfacing” ought to be the priority for those who have dug themselves into a deep burrow where bitterness overwhelms them and eats at them like a cancer.

Martin Luther King said, “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness,”  and yet, Allen Boyd said, “There’s a lot of bitterness, there’s a lot of anger out there.  We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.”

“Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it.

Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it.

Bitterness sickens life; love heals it.

Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.”

quote by Harry Fosdick

“Offer all bitterness in the sacred Fire and emerge grand, great and godly,”

says Sathya Baba.

There is a short YouTube video below that shows how to use salt to catch razor clams:

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6 comments on “A Hope for Escaping Bitterness

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  2. Freedomborn says:

    Sorry about the spelling mistakes Connie I’m dyslestic, I can’t stay subscribed to anyone for long there is something wrong with my blog which WordPress can’t fix, but please remember I will keep in contact and keep joining up with you so I can receive your new posts etc

    Christian Love Anne


    • Connie Wayne says:

      No problem with the spelling mistakes. I easily read your comment, and I am so sorry about the problem with your WordPress blog. I have your email now, and I will be more than happy to email you my new post, each time I post. Have you tried changing your blog address to fix your problem? That might work. Blessings, Connie


  3. Freedomborn says:

    It is very True what you shared Connie holding onto bitterness and resentment is like mixing poison for those who have hurt us but then drinking it ourselves, like cancer it eats us away.

    Woman find it harder to forgive because they feel deeply being more sensitive then men, they we were created to nature, Men because of their role of Leadership were created to withstand better the attacks from Satan, this is why we as woman being the weaker vessel need Men’s strength, provision and protection and to sit under their Authority and teaching as they also submit to the Lord’s Authority and Teaching, yes indeed we are their helpmates and they are our Spiritual Leaders well equipped to met our needs in The Lord.

    Thank you again Connie for sharing the need to walk in Love, which is obedience to God,.

    Christian Love Anne


    • Connie Wayne says:

      Thanks for your confirmation about the consequences of bitterness. I am happy you stopped by, read this article, and took the time to leave a comment. Please visit my site again. Blessings, Connie


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