Psalm 55: Betrayal

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Treachery tears at the fabric of our soul like few afflictions. Alleviating the injury of duplicity is next to impossible, especially with those who are closest.

I’m sad to say, I’ve known the painful experience of betrayal from both sides. I’m guessing I’m not alone. Unfortunately, heartbreak is nearly universal among those who would risk their heart for relationship.

Infidelity of any kind grieves us so because it dismantles the foundation of trust so vital to our unity. In it we feel exposed and vulnerable. We are faced with the devastation of knowing that a rival object of affection – power, possession, or pleasure – has surpassed the affection once reserved for us.

In despair over such loss, I am renewed by the thought of God’s intimate understanding of what it is to be betrayed. He knows the grief of humiliation and rejection like no other. He knows our pain, calms our fears, and assures us that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:3-6).

In light of that, we can confidently release once close companions into His capable hands and rest in His promise to establish all of us in His faithful care. Best of all, none can mend broken bonds like our covenant-keeping God. It is His specialty.

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