Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.
This verse is a very raw verse, because unfortunately this can happen. I don’t want to dampen you with this truth, but I want to encourage you. David had times of betrayal, so did Jesus and Paul.
If we are going to be disciples of Jesus, unfortunately we may at times experience some misunderstanding with our brethren. The enemy wants to twist the truth among brethren and cause division. That is why Paul said, we are not ignorant to the devils scheme.
If this happens to you. Remember, we wrestle not against flesh and blood. A good movie to watch is the War Room. In this movie, it depicts well “who” our really enemy is. And remember God said while being crucified, “forgive them for they know not what they do”. See things the way Jesus does and get a prayer strategy.
The bibles says too,
bless and don’t curse,
pray for those who hurt you,
pray for those who persecute you,
pray for those who speck evil of you,
if you have wrong someone, go make it right.
and, rejoice when you come into trials.
In these times draw close to God, He is your comforter and understands things better then anyone does. Vent all your pain to God and seek His guidance in your situation. Be careful whom you confide in too. You don’t want to cause more division. Because God’s ultimate goal is restoration.
You can love, forgive and keep going in difficult times. If Jesus can, so can we in the Holy Spirit..