Betrayal – With its discovery comes an unbelievable pain that reaches to the core of our being, bringing suffering that feels like our hearts are literally shattering into a million pieces. There is this realization that life as we’ve known it is over.
Often, many tears follow, but not the polite, respectable kind like in a movie. This is the gut-wrenching, body-shaking, uncontrollable sobbing and heaving that feels as if our bodies are attempting to rid themselves of some life threatening toxin, leaving our pillows soaked and our bodies exhausted.
As King David said in Psalm 55, if these wounds were from an enemy, we could bear it. But this is our companion, our trusted friend who has violated a covenant. Anger or apathy may mask it, but underneath, there persists a profound sadness that the person for whom we’d give our very lives has a deep chasm in their soul that we are helpless to fill.
There is this fear of knowing that their efforts to replace that void with any person, place, or thing will end in destruction. There is but One who can fill that emptiness. He is not only the answer to their heart’s longings, He is our ever-present help in this time of trouble.
Jesus knows what it is to be betrayed and rejected. You don’t have to walk this road alone. Life as you’ve known it may be over but your life is not over. In this dark time, allow Jesus, the Light of the world, to lead you to a better tomorrow. There’s Still Hope for you!