Have you ever been betrayed or taken advantage of by someone you thought you could trust?
David, the writer of the book of Psalms, describes his own experience of deception in Psalm 55…
“My companion attacks his friends;
he violates his covenant.
His talk is smooth as butter,
yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
yet they are drawn swords.”
His friend had won him over with smooth, flattering words, but his true character is now evident. War is in his heart. He’s on a rampage to hurt and steal.
I too have been lured in by people who appear to be on my side – who seem to have my best interests at heart. But other agendas have been revealed in time. It’s a harsh come-down when you realize you’ve been betrayed.
Thankfully, when relationships disappoint us we can know there is One who is always trustworthy – who will never let us down…
“Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.”
God will deal with those who’ve sought to bring His people down. We need not take matters into our own hands, but we can cast our cares on Him. We can offload all our worries, sadness, hurts, and betrayals at His feet knowing He will never do what others have done. And In Him, there is comfort and healing to be found.
Lord, thank you that you alone are utterly flawless and trustworthy – unalterably good to us… We can always lean on you, and you alone.