Betrayal & The Garment
Betrayal—it is so terribly painful and comes so unexpectedly often from those who are dearest to us. To keep from being destroyed or devastated by the effect of betrayal—we must remember that God will work it for our good if we turn to Him with our pain. We must make the choice—victim or victor? Jesus was betrayed and look how that turned out. He arose a victor over death, sin, sickness, and shame. He knows our pain and all the feelings that go with betrayal. We can go to Him—talk to Him—even give Him all our pain. He died for our sin, sickness and sorrow. It is His desire to comfort and heal us. He even promises to restore double for all our trouble which includes making us better in the end than in the beginning. If we let Him—He will take the threads of betrayal in our lives and weave them into a beautiful garment of salvation for us to wear with dignity and honor in victory.
The shame and the pain He suffered unto death—He overcame with the power of His resurrection life. He gave us His life, His power, and His victory—but the choice to receive and live in it is ours. With the good news of our salvation—we can faithfully choose to declare that,
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations” (Isaiah 61:10-11).
By, Ginger E. Mosher
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