Hurt And Bitterness.
It would be impossible to go through this life and not have difficulties; we live in a fallen world. "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) It is what we do with these hurts and difficulties that makes us or breaks us. Our response is Christlike and opposite of a vengeful, maligning way. Although not easy, we can, with God's help, not only get through hurts and troubles, we can become more Christlike right in them. From a place of brokenness and forgiveness, the sweet aroma of Christ rises from our wounds and bears testimony to all who have the great privilege of passing through the valley with us.