Have you ever felt you’ve been hung out to dry by friends or family members? Everyone has felt betrayed by someone they love and highly respect. The key is, how do you handle that situation? I think we need to handle betrayal and disappointment the same way Jesus did!
Throughout His ministry religious leaders and men He trusted turned their backs on Him. Judas sold Him our for a few pieces of silver and old Peter denied Him three times. As He hung on the cross religious leaders came by making fun of Him ! He was literally hung out to dry by His friends and enemies!
His response was “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do! (Luke 23:34) I was talking to Brother Alan Cox the other day about an incident that happened at camp and He said, “Bubba, I’m happy, and I’m happy because I have a short memory!” Something I’m learning is that people who are forgiving live happy lives, people who don’t are usually down right miserable!