Sometimes it is tough in life when you seem to get hit from every side by hateful people. It is even worse when these people call you “friend”. Betrayal is very difficult to overcome. I have betrayed many during my time on earth and I can honestly say that I am deeply sorry.
I remember a situation where someone I knew was going through a tough time where we worked. This individual was being targeted by others. I don’t remember any of the details. It does not matter what the details are. What is important is our response.
You can get angry. You can get mad. You can cry yourself to sleep day or night or both. That might make you feel better; but, it is not the solution. The solution is between you and God. We need to respond how He would have us to respond. When I am hurt or slandered my first reaction is to lash out and try to hurt the person as much as or more than they have hurt me. This is not God’s plan. Remember, He knows all about it. Because He knows all about it we need to talk to Him.
Look at Joseph’s response to his brothers in Genesis 45:5, “Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.” That is an amazing response! How do you respond to those who hurt you or even worse? Respond God’s way and you will not be the same, for sure.
So, how are you doing?