Here is a great verse that I want us to focus on for a moment. Think of it in light of burying our emotional pain. Proverbs 10:17 in the Amplified says, “He who heeds instruction and correction is (not only himself) in the way of life (but also) is a way of life for others…” The first part is God’s way.
The second part reveals the consequences of self-effort. It says, “…And he who neglects or refuses reproof (not only himself) goes astray (but also) causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.”
We often bury emotional pain because we don’t want to forgive the one who hurt us. Yet Hebrews 12:15 clearly reveals the consequences ~ no grace. It says, “Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.”
Our life is either a way of life for others, or it is a path of ruin and defilement.