“How can I overcome the pain of betrayal?”
This is a wonderful post…It makes me think however, how betrayed God must feel from the distance, the cold heartedness and the evil that has consumed His children today. So, if we feel betrayed and angry from our personal circumstances, if we are able to fathom the betrayal Jesus felt – then IMAGINE the betrayal that God our Father has felt, and the hurt that He must have suffered watching mankind turn their back on our most loving and caring Creator. And in all His pain, He forgives us and gives us eternal life.
Betrayal is a gross violation of trust and can be one of the most devastating forms of pain inflicted upon a human being. The suffering of betrayal is often magnified by a sense of vulnerability and exposure. For many, the pain of betrayal is worse than physical violence, deceit, or prejudice. Betrayal destroys the foundation of trust.
David was no stranger to betrayal: “If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God” (Psalm 55:12-14). The closer the relationship, the greater the pain of betrayal.
Jesus knew the pain of betrayal firsthand. The worst, most treacherous betrayal of all time was Judas’s betrayal of…
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