Have you ever been betrayed by a friend? It’s pretty rough. The hardest part, for me, is deciding what to do about it.

Do I confront them?

Pull away?

Ignore it?


I am well experienced in this. Not in the usual teenager way. But actual betrayal by friends. And I have learned that it doesn’t matter what they do. What matters is what I do. My response is my responsibility.

So, despite what they do, I have to choose to do the right thing. No matter what.

In this state of mind, the answer to the original question is simple. I don’t have to trust my friend. But I do have to trust God.

And God says that being a friend is not easy. But not much of what He asks is. Simple, but not easy. And thus, if you ever betrayed by a friend. Don’t turn your back on them because they hurt you. Instead, show them grace and mercy. YOU be faithful. No matter what.

Simple not easy.

Well, that’s all for now. I hope you gleaned something from this.

“Do you think that I care for you so little that your betrayal would make a difference?” _The Twelfth Doctor


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