I've once heard that betrayal is a test, and it comes before a promotion.
How we respond to betrayal most of the times are not good. We need a victory response.
Common symptoms are distrust, dissociation, depression, brain fog, flashbacks, and nightmares . Betrayal can have an emotional side effect on us. Betrayal is relational, whether from a family member, friends, or spouse, and the sting of Betrayal is real.
I don't know about you, but I have experienced numerous Betrayal in my life. I have shared it with all social groups in ones life.
It can be very overwhelming at the time. Honestly, anger seems like the answer. Retaliation and revenge would be most people's instincts. That's just a quick fix, a feel-good moment. That ends up doing more damage, and it solves nothing. Suppose we give ourselves time to calm down when Betrayal happens. We can put ourselves in the other person's shoes and try to understand where they are coming from. Love covers a multitude of sins, and we first have got to love one another for us to understand this.
We should never take matters into our own hands. Leave all spiritual consequences to God, for he judges fairly. We have to look at Jesus as our example for forgiveness, strength, and emotional repair. He endured the Ultimate Betrayal. His disciples betrayed him.
His very own people. Might I add, most Betrayal doesn't come from a stranger, but it's usually the closest ones to you. Judas, the disciple, betrayed Jesus for 30 coins. While this is devastating, it was necessary. Our "Judas "is necessary.
What looks like an end to Christ was a setup for our eternal life!
But Jesus said, "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"
A kiss is a traditional greeting among people in certain parts of the world. In this case, it was the signal to point out Jesus. Ironically, a gesture of greeting would be the means of Betrayal.
(NLT bible study).
Whew, that Betrayal was viscous. With all these things going on, it looks as if the adversary was gaining the upper hand, but again it was all a part of God's plan.
Remember, your Judas is necessary!
Shortly after that, Jesus' other homeboy (disciple) Peter denied ever knowing him.
Luke 22:56-61 (NLT)
56 A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally, she said, "This man was one of Jesus' followers!"
57 But Peter denied it.
"Woman," he said, "I don't even know him!"
58 After a while, someone else looked at him and said, "You must be one of them!"
"No, man, I'm not!" Peter retorted.
59 About an hour later, someone else insisted, "This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too."
60 But Peter said, "Man, I don't know what you are talking about." And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
61 At that moment, the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord's words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me."
It hurts even more when you got more than one person that has betrayed you.
Try having a group of people. I have been there before. Have you? How did you recover?
I can share with you my game plan & regimen.
My last Betrayal was back to back, and it took me about two years to even stop talking about what occurred. First of all, I was giving the offense life because the hurt I endured wasn't resolved in my heart. I went through different stages of processing betrayal.
It hurt my feelings, and I had so much anger built up, but I couldn't go backward. So what's next?
DETACH FROM ANYTHING OR ANYONE TOXIC
LEARN HOW TO FORGIVE
MASTER YOUR EMOTIONS
USE YOUR FAITH
With the help of the Holy Spirit, you can overcome!
God understands our weaknesses, and his grace is sufficient.
Be encouraged; YOU GOT THIS !
💟 PRAYER 💟
Heavenly Father, you know what I am dealing with or have dealt with in the past. You see the hurt I feel due to Betrayal and broken trust. Would you please help me deal with the offense and let it go? Please, help me to control my emotions and never let my emotions control me. I can praise you because you'll never leave me or forsake me. You are my healer, and I lift every complaint to you. I declare I am an overcomer in Jesus' name, Amen!
Each Betrayal begins with trust -MLK.
I'm still brewing the tea ☕️
We haven't started sipping yet! So hang tight...
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