Betrayal

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Ephesians 4:32

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Betrayal is a sorrowful word in every sense because it means turning against someone whom trusted you and we are all guilty of it.  What causes Betrayal?  A betrayer is motivated by selfishness. (Moore, 2013)  As we go through life and build friendships we either do things our way or their way but we don’t always do things Gods way.  Betrayal shows up in those ways that are not Christ-like and true to Gods word.

I am reading “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore with my church group and it is a good book that furthers the teaching of wisdom through God’s truth.  Although I deal with the aftermath of what childhood disappointments and hurts can bring this book gives it a new perspective and reaffirms my book “Closer to The One” which talks about one of the biggest impacts on my life as a young girl.

I was in 5th grade and at the end of the school year; I found myself in the middle of possible harm and when I cried out to friends for help they turned and walked away.  I believe it is something that God wants me to carry as a reminder to always give justice and mercy and to be compassionate for others whom have been hurt.

We cannot stop betrayal but we can hold ourselves and others accountable by dealing with it and forgiving each other.  Surrender your pain to the Lord and ask that he gives you peace and the grace to forgive.  Life is better with love not hate.

References

Moore, B. (2013).  Breaking free.  Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press.