Dear Readers, What do you do when you’ve been betrayed? Betrayal comes in many forms and if you’ve lived for any amount of time on this earth you will find yourself at some point in life in a place when someone you trusted, or loved betrays you. Two things can happen, you become bitter or better! When you’ve been betrayed it does hurt deeply, and most of the time you did not expect the betrayal, when all of a sudden it hits you.
At first you’ll go through a flood of emotions. Be careful you don’t want to be led by your emotions; they change from one day to the next. Then you may want to defend yourself, DO NOT defend yourself. Hold your peace and your tongue. Then you must watch for anger it’ll come to visit you. Betrayal loves to turn into a state of anger. Stop, because anger will not change the fact you were betrayed, nor will it make you feel any better in the end.
We can see a great betrayal in the Bible, Luke 22:48; But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” Jesus felt the pain of betrayal; it hurt Him deeply. Judas gave Jesus a kiss of betrayal; Judas was his friend, someone Jesus poured His life into for three years. Night and day Jesus trusted Judas, believing Judas would change, even while Jesus knew Judas was stealing from the offering. Jesus loved Judas! Judas’s heart was filled with darkness; and Judas knew everything about Jesus, even the secret places Jesus went to pray and spend time alone with the Father. In that secret place came a death KISS, that kiss Judas gave Jesus in the garden would start a terrible trail of beatings, spiting, mocking, and death on a Cross.
In your betrayal, God has a plan, you will become BETTER, if you’ll trust the Lord. Psalm 118:8; It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man. Isaiah 26:3; You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Philippines 4:7; And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Can you STOP betrayal from coming your way? NO, but you can be a BETTER person. Trust in the Lord, dear one, and when you are blindsided by betrayal. Hold your peace; the Lord will fight your battles for you. Judas’s own end was a terrible judgment. Jesus loves you and He is your defender.
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Dr. Luauna Stines