Each heart knows its own bitterness,and no one else can fully share its joy.
Have you ever held on to a hurt or unforgiveness? The longer we hold onto things the more bitter we can become. Bitterness leads to a hardened heart, which is much tougher to break through. Forgiveness will not only allow you to release past hurts, but will also allow you to experience the joy God wants you to have prevalent in your life.