The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Bringing good out of betrayal is something only the Lord can accomplish. Because we live in a sinful world, you may have already experienced betrayal. Jesus is our Lord and Savior, yet He was not immune from betrayal.

Mark 14:17 In the evening Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 As they were at the table eating, Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, one of you eating with me here will betray me.” 19 Greatly distressed, each one asked in turn, “Am I the one?” 20 He replied, “It is one of you twelve who is eating from this bowl with me. 21 For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!” [1]

The Lord Helps Us Overcome Betrayal

The enemy often uses traps against us regarding betrayal. The first trap is to lead a person into sin by betraying you, and the second is to tempt you to become bitter. Bitterness is a deeper and more dangerous wound if it goes untreated. The treatment for bitterness is forgiving the person or persons who hurt you. Forgiving those who have deeply hurt you often takes the Lord’s help.

The Lord knows we are weak and need His assistance to forgive. 1 Corinthians 15:57But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. [2] When the Lord frees us from bitterness, we can move forward in faith to be healed and begin to regain our spiritual balance.

Love Your Betrayer

How can I love my betrayer? This type of love is not romantic love but a decision to love. Love happens when I forgive them and turn revenge over to God. Also, remember not to talk badly about them because our words are powerful. When we speak positively about people and pray for them, we begin to see how the Lord sees them.

I know this sounds difficult, but we must rely on the Lord. With the Lord’s continued assistance and willingness to seek Him, we let the Lord fill us with His love versus falling into more traps by satan.

Healing from Betrayal

The Lord desires to bring healing as you cry out to Him in prayer after being betrayed. Ask the Lord to bring healing to your heart. As you forgive, the Lord can heal you and give you a glimpse of what He experiences daily regarding forgiveness. In Matthew 6:14, Jesus says, “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.”[3]

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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