Monday, October 7, 2013

Trusting Others isn't Easy.

There have been times in my life where, like you, I've cried out to God wondering where He is. When pain has just been too overwhelming, when friends have lied and abused, when trust in others has been completely and utterly shattered. 

Sometimes the pain of a betrayal is the hardest of all to bear, especially when lies surround that betrayal. Lies which others find easier to believe, because let's face it...sometimes we don't want to deal with the truth. If we do then we may have to admit that the person we thought was honest and true, is really just someone who will climb over others, stomping them into the muddy ground, just to get their own way. 

I was reminded of this recently when a person I know told me of their pain. It's a story I've heard of so many times before. And I'm sure I'll hear these stories for many years to come. That's human nature. 

One where I was the recipient of such pain earlier this year. That was an incredibly hard time. People I thought were friends, weren't. They had decided it was easier to believe lies covered in glittery gold.  Proof wasn't needed, wouldn't have been accepted, after all isn't that Satan's job? To cause strife and anguish? He does this easily by making us feel wanted by someone. By making us feel like we're helping someone, when really we're just allowing the other person to stroke our ego. 

Why let the plain honest facts get in the way of a good story?

It's taken a long time to get over that pain. And to be honest, the scars that are left behind won't be diminishing any time in the future. 

But that's good. 

Cause it reminds me that no matter what I've gone through, no matter who has betrayed me, no matter what has happened in my life... God is there. 

And for that, I am so grateful. 



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