“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favorest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face forever” Ps. 41:9-12
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Betrayal is a pain that is one of the hardest to overcome. As I look back over my life, I see the friends that I have loved–and their faces remind me of the joy and pain their friendship has brought. Humans will always have flaws. People’s own painful past may be the reason why they do what they do; but that does erase the pain betrayal brings. And although many have betrayed me, I am sure, even with my best intentions, I have betrayed just as many. The comfort that these verses bring is that God promises to never let that betrayal overcome you. If you really give your pain to Him, He will help you triumph and actually grow from that experience. The key to this triumph is: Letting it go to GOD. He is the one that knows your heart best, and He is the only one that can heal it properly.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I am hurt. I know I should be “over” these past painful experiences, but for some reason, my heart cannot forget the pain and the heartache my “friends” have caused. I know I am not an “innocent”. I know I have hurt others as well. Can you show me how I have hurt or offended another, so I can have empathy and compassion for the ones who have broken my heart? Lord, I do not want to be touchy or easily offended because this will cut me off from finding new friends, and reaching out to good people. Help me to be okay with imperfect people, as I am one of them! Lord, please heal my heart so I don’t go out into the world wounded, and hurting others because of my pain. In Jesus’ precious name, forgive me for not seeing how guilty I am of causing pain myself, Amen.”
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