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.
Betrayal is just The Worst, in my opinion–I struggle most with forgiving the betrayers, ‘specially those among God’s people. It’s good to know that, IN HIM, we won’t be shaken. God bless you BIG, Sis–love, sis Caddo
It’s hard isn’t it Caddo – to understand what goes on in the mind of the betrayer.
Amen to that – He is our rock and foundation in all situations…
Thanks for dropping by, and blessings to you too, sister!
Thank you for this!
No worries, thanks for reading Andy!
Just over a year ago, I told another Christian something in confidence. I had no reason not to trust her. We had been friends for ten years and prayer partners for four. However, she gossiped about me, dumped me and went her merry way. Thank God for His comfort and healing in that situation! We are never to seek revenge, but to leave it all in His Hands.
Oh Deborah, that sounds so hard… What a horrible experience to go through…
Agreed – I’m so glad He can provide what we need when such hurts occur. He is absolute perfection, and will never let us down.
I do believe that God will sustain me. He will, He will, He will!!!
Thank you for sharing this. I needed it tonight.
He will!!! He is with you, and will give you all you need. Keep trusting in His perfect way, and timing.
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I want The Lord to sustain me.
Thanks for the re-blog. Praying you’d know His sustenance this week and beyond…
Thank you for sharing this message GodGirl, I agree holding onto bitterness and resentment is like mixing poison for the person who hurt us and drinking it ourselves, it eats away all the good in us.
We need to remember there may be those we have hurt too and sometimes not even meaning to and we may not even be aware that we have hurt them but if needed we say sorry when we find out we have.
Sometimes others also imagine that we have done something to them deliberately to hurt them when it’s not True but comes from their own insecurities. They may also resent correction, some don’t view it as a blessing but an insult even though God tells us to welcome Godly correction, we need to forgive and move on in Love, God’s Truth never returns to Him void.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne.
The poison analogy is such a good one… And so true, often we are the betrayers. After writing this I became very conscious of my own ‘betrayal’ of God in the sense that I am so often unfaithful and allured by other gods/idols.
And yes, so often friends believe we’ve betrayed them when we might not have intended to. It’s definitely good to make things right in this case.
We do need to forgive each other in order for there to be true reconciliation. It’s hard sometimes though, isn’t it. Only in His strength and power can we do it….
Thanks for your wise words and thoughts.
Blessings to you both.
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Simple words of wisdom concerning a very universal experience based on the all-time universal Bible character- David.
Thanks so much for the re-blog 🙂
Betrayal is one of the hardest things to get past. The temptation is to take it into our hands rather than leaving it in God’s hands. Thanks for sharing this!
Sure is – when trust is shaken it can take a long while to recover. So glad we follow a God of justice. Thanks for dropping by!
So thankful He is there to sustain us at all times . ..even the worst of times. Thank you, Ali, for such a great encouraging word for us today! God bless you!
Thanks Debbie – He sure is. Wonderful to know He is there no matter what. God bless you abundantly today! Hugs, Ali
Ah Amen! What a great reminder of God’s unfailing love for us. Thanks for sharing this!
Thanks, Brian! And thanks for dropping by. God bless you as you rest in Him and his eternal faithfulness.
🙂 Thank you. Blessings to you and yours as well!
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