Betrayal -A friend in whom I trusted Psalm 41

Psalm 41 begins "Blessed is the one"--- In this Psalm David is confronting the reality of betrayal. Have you ever experienced betrayal? It doesn't sink in immediately. You want to believe a friend would not do that. 

You want to believe somehow you have misunderstood or you have been misunderstood. In verse 6 David says his enemy sneaks around to learn information- then goes out and 'tells it abroad'. When, we comprehend, that someone we trusted desires to imagine the worst for us it astounds us, and at the same time breaks our heart. In this Psalm David tells us what is happening to him. And we know from the scriptures that this betrayal also happened to Jesus. Perhaps we should not be surprised when it happens to us and to those dear to us. 

I came away from reading this Psalm praying, verse 4, "As for me I said, "O Lord, be gracious to me, heal me, for I have sinned against you"." Recognizing I have betrayed my Savior in thought, word and deed. My prayer ends, "Oh Lord, be gracious to me." vs. 13 "Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting, Amen and Amen."

Please take a few minutes to read this Psalm. May you be blessed as you read and pray,

Blessings on your day,