Forgiveness after betrayal

An excellent teaching post from thepearlsisters blog – worthy of reposting here. I prayed the prayer at the end. Maybe you need it, too?

Think back at a time in your life when you were betrayed. How did you feel? What type of emotions did you have towards the person whobetrayed you? Did you love and embrace them? Did you forgive them? Are you still holding unto the pain in your heart? Recently, I found myself replaying these questions over and over again. I could just not grasp why someone so close to me would betray me-After everything I have done for her”. And even after repetitively declaring that“I had forgiven her”,the anger and bitterness did not fade. In fact, I felt justified to not forgive her or ever speak to her again.

The Lord then convicted me, and reminded me of His own betrayal. Thepeople He loved, prayed for, and walked with  turned their backs on Him, and yet He was blameless. Peter…

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