A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.
- Proverbs 19:5
How do you move on when you’ve been betrayed?
At one point or another in your life, you may have experienced the sting of a betrayal. It could be something small or something quite significant. Maybe it was an injustice carried out by a friend, spouse or co-worker. You may have overheard something you weren’t intended to hear or discovered an untruth.
Perhaps you were passed over for a promised promotion or even left by someone who said they would always love you. Maybe it was hurtful words spoken by a parent or loved one.
Betrayal leaves you feeling alone, questioning everything you know and believe. It stings and hurts.
But you don’t have to stay in it! It isn’t healthy to stay in it.
Whatever the injustice, God is faithful and just and will never leave you or forsake you.
Amid the unbelief and anguish you feel, God is with you. He will hold you when you cannot hold yourself up.
Betrayal isn’t an easy journey.
But Jesus knows your pain—He experienced every betrayal. So be honest with Him and tell Him how you feel. Rest when you can; your mind and body need it. Don’t isolate yourself.
Most importantly, stay in the Psalms. I love this book in the Bible, as it truly captures the pain and anguish of human nature and God’s love and understanding toward us.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, comfort my aching heart and be near me in this pain. Help reduce the anxiety I feel. Give me rest in you. Amen.