While reading my devotions this morning I read, Psalm 55:21 His speech was smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
Yes, even David was betrayed by a close friend, a friend that he walked in the house of the Lord with and enjoyed sweet fellowship with. A friend that may have said all the right things, but all along, he had a heart of evil.
Have you ever been betrayed by someone you never dreamed you would be? Oh, they said all the right things, but all along, they were plotting evil against you. Your relationship may have started out on the right foot, but at a certain point things began to change in your relationship. Why, you ask? Or maybe you know the answer to that question.
For some of you, it may be a spouse, a best friend or a co-laborer. No matter who it is, it is hurtful. James tells us in James 1:19-20, that we are to be quick to listen and slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Ladies, when we find ourselves in a similar situation, we need to respond as David did, but it wasn’t without lamentation. Yet David expressed his personal confidence in God by calling upon the Lord, for the Lord will save you (Ps 55:16); he cast his burdens upon the Lord and allowed God to have the last word. (Ps 55:22). We will need to do the same and trust in the God who redeems.
I know, I know, sometimes, you just want to have that last word?
But it is God’s to deal with, not ours. Allow him to fight the battle and He will sustain you and you will not be shaken. Always take the higher road
According to John C. Maxwell there are three roads that we can take in life:
- The low road – where we treat people worse than they treat us
- The middle road – where we treat people the same as they treat us
- The high road – where we treat people better than they treat us
Ladies, the true test of character and maturity is to always treat other better than they treat you. You’ll be amazed by the positive affect this has and others will be drawn to Christ by your “re”actions.
Journeying with Him,