Gazing upon this small country church, it prompts TRUST. And though it’s just a building it symbolizes so much more, the presence of God, the only one perfectly trustworthy and faithful to His WORD.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)
We’ve all experienced betrayal at some point in our lives but we’ve never been betrayed by God. With that said, its how we respond to betrayal that is important, determines so much about us and experiences in life going forward.
I’ve found a good place to start when I’ve experienced betrayal is to walk out Psalm 37. To forgive is the one necessary component even if it requires making that choice several times a day. Embracing Psalm 37 has meant taking it to a new and deeper level by allowing the Holy Spirit to comfort my soul, rest in the promise and instruction and in the choosing to “Trust in the Lord, and do good” (Ps. 37:3, MEV).
I don’t know about you but that changes everything. God then becomes my vindicator. He sets me free to freely be who I am in Christ and do good regardless. In this life one thing is for sure, we can’t always trust people. That’s okay. They are flawed, imperfect beings just as you and I are. But one thing we can do is certainly always trust God.
Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be jealous of those who do injustice. For they will quickly wither like the grass, and fade like the green herbs. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and practice faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of those who prosper in their way, because of those who make wicked schemes. Let go of anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it surely leads to evil deeds. For evildoers will be cut off, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the earth (Ps. 37:1-9).