Psalm 55:12-16(KJV) “For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me”.
Hurt can be devastating to bear when it comes from someone you are familiar with; it’s not so bad then to bear, but when it comes from close, near to your heart or from your heart, my God, there is nothing that can describe such a betrayal. When that hurt is mixed in with equal levels of betrayal, it takes supernatural enablement to overcome such a situation.
I believe this might be where the term, “heart break” might have come from; these emotions and reactions will always occur, as long as we have breath and are alive, but the important thing is how to deal with them and not let them fester within us and cause harm to our health and lives.
The scripture above is related from a portion of King David when he went through deep betrayal from both his son Absalom and Ahitophel who was a counselor to David himself (see 2 Samuel 15 (KJV). The betrayal was so deep and cutting; especially when you look at the relationship he describes, the things they did together, the fellowship they went through together; they fellowship, shared confidences and were pretty close. I imagine David felt like a wounded lion as he contemplated the pain, but he turned his pain into one of the most gut wrenching Psalms.
You might ask, “Did God answer such a prayer as this?” He most certainly did, for Absalom died shortly after and Ahitophel committed suicide in a moment of despair as God indeed turned his counsel into foolishness.
So how does this relate to us today? We feel the same pain whenever we are betrayed, as a matter of fact we go through betrayals more frequently and as vicious as David did from individuals close to our hearts as well. But despite it all, we know God answers our prayers, we know we are invited to “come boldly to the throne of grace”; we know Jesus himself told us “cast our cares on Him”; Peter as well encourages us to do the same thing.
The thing is, it is very satisfying to repeat verbatim what David said and get results, but in the big scheme of things, when we utilized all that Jesus blood accomplished on the cross and release the blood of Jesus to do that much better than what the blood of Abel can accomplish we just might be in a better place salvation wise.
Beloved, love even as Christ gave His life for us and has loved us. Choose the path you will take.
Trivia: He told a king NO and it cost him his life; who is this person?