I started this year off on a very miserable note, where I allowed family issues to get the better of me. Issues that I allowed to consume me and exhaust me physically and emotionally.
Being betrayed by people close to you is one of the worst feelings ever. Sometimes the emotional pain is far worse than that of physical pain. The question is, how do we handle betrayal?
- Something I learned from a very young age, is BE STILL.
- Take your mind off the situation and put your focus on Christ. If we keep on thinking about the situation, then it will only build up anger.
- Give all our problems to the Lord. He will calm the storm within us. We must follow the example of Christ who was also betrayed.
- Forgive others. We must rest upon the Spirit. We must ask the Spirit to help us love our enemies and to remove any bitterness and anger lurking in our hearts. Look at how much God forgave us.
I’ve prayed for the betrayer just like Christ prayed for His enemies.
12 If an enemy were insulting me,
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
at the house of God,
as we walked about
among the worshipers.”
New Year’s Eve I got a text from someone close to me which disturbed my spirit so much and I decided to ignore it. I was on my way to midnight service as I read it and all I did was pray about it throughout the service. Up until today I had not responded to the text because God showed me peace, God showed me that the life I’m living and the choices I’ve made are the right ones and they are according to His wishes , no one else’s! And my Gods opinion is the only one that matters.
When you set your mind on Christ there is an amazing peace and love feeling that He will provide.
I’ve found my quiet place.
I’ve cried out to God.
I’ve allowed God to help me through my pain and hurt.
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse their behaviour. Forgiveness prevents their behaviour from destroying your heart.
9 If you take your neighbour to court,
do not betray another’s confidence,
10 or the one who hears it may shame you
and the charge against you will stand.