Betrayal is one of life's hardest blows.
Betrayal is an act of double crossing an ally,
a family member, a friend, or an associate.
The sting of betrayal can be dreadfully agonizing
and become so embedded in our subconscious mind...
that the betrayal may become too difficult to extract.
Betrayal is therefore pain...
and also a profound education.
Sometimes betrayals can be a
blessing in disguise.
It can be that rude awakening
that we so desperately needed.
Maybe that’s the mind-boggling thing
about betrayal, right?
There can be no deeper hurt and insult
than when one is betrayed and wounded
by the very ones who profess to be
a true, tried and trusted sister, brother or friend.
It is hard enough when one is attacked
and conspired against by the enemy and the world,
but when the fiery arrows come from those whom we love
and have bared our soul to...
the hurt becomes magnified.
Judas Iscariot, was, according to the New Testament,
one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus.
Judas was with Jesus all the time.
He witnessed all the mighty works that Jesus did,
and heard all that Jesus said in private as well as in public.
He was given the job of treasury,
but he was secretly a thief.
Jesus put Judas in charge of the very thing
that would give either wings to his hearts corruption
or for his repentance, money.
It was Judas who showed what was in his heart
when he complained about the oil poured over Jesus
preparing him for His burial.
Judas Iscariot is best known for his role in
betraying Jesus into the hands of the chief priests
for thirty pieces of silver.
Jesus was betrayed into the hands of His enemies
by Judas and deserted by all the rest.
When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned,
he felt remorse,
and took the thirty pieces of silver back
to the chief priests and elders, saying,
"I have sinned in that
I betrayed innocent blood."
A fraudulent intent,
however carefully concealed at the outset,
will generally, in the end, betray itself.
Someone who betrays others is commonly called a
traitor or betrayer.
When we trust,
we tend to think that our trust in another
defines all of their future actions.
Trust is the most vulnerable
state of being.
When we give it away...
all our weaknesses are exposed
to those who it has been given.
what is happening without denial.
We must tune in to our own intuitions...
turning within to see what is true and false
in any dynamic.
If we put our trust in another
because they said all the right things,
and seemed to do all the right things...
we may be headed...
for a rude awakening.
Jesus knows what it feels like
to be betrayed.
He knows the feeling of support falling away.
He is all too acquainted with having the very
ones who should stand up for Him to shrink
back and turn against Him.
What a comfort to know that Jesus knows
exactly how it feels. Not only is He touched
by our feelings of betrayal, but...
"He is that Friend
who sticks closer than a brother."
When we put our trust in God...
we will never be betrayed.
God is worthy to be praised,
honored, and trusted... 100%.
AND GOD ALONE.