Guarding their emotions like a wound is what they do
Indeed it’s an emotional wound
They think someone will reopen it
Also, they do take time worrying about what could be
Hence end up lonely.
Guarding is what they do
Some don’t want to mingle at all
Some do but they are so care-full
I haven’t known
that I can’t do it all
I can’t make it good for everybody
be there for everybody
and their cheerleaders.
I don’t decide their joy and happiness
People make their own choices
They hurt, so they carry a chip on their shoulders
were hurt, so they are guarding
are guarding, so they don’t have friends
They don’t have friends, & they say nobody loves them
Do believe nobody loves them, so they won’t let anybody in
Ultimately they are very lonely
Truly I haven’t known
what I do
They do have their issues and I do I have mine
They have hurt me before and I have to be careful otherwise I will remain in bondage.
What happened, has already happened, we have to move forward
Forward in forgiveness
Let bitterness crumble
mistrust go to the dump
I have been hurt by close people
And have cried foul
plus meditate on it
sprinkled some self-pity
Plus a dessert of why me
Betrayal is a part of life
Joseph was betrayed by his brothers
Potiphar’s wife lied about him
Jacob was betrayed by Laban
The Lord Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples.
Come to think of it, if it happened to the Lord, He was showing me how life can be
My betrayal brought me closer to the Lord
to the Throne of Grace in time of need
I have learned to rely on the Lord
Knowing He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
I learned also that I should not put my trust in man,
but I can trust them. What’s the difference?
It’s not healthy for us to be sniffing people around.
We can trust them, any healthy relationship should have trust,
but we put our trust in God.
Remedy after betrayal:
Forgive-this is a word that’s being thrown around a lot.
As if it’s not of importance but we need to learn to cut people some slack,
otherwise, the sting of what they did will catch us with us.
Forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling.
Is it easy? No
Yet God requires us to forgive, just like he forgives
There is life in forgives.
There is wisdom in learning from our mistakes and experiences but not allowing them to cage us.
I have learned that the more I forgive, the more I grow spiritually
Lord by your grace, grant me the ability and desire to forgive others, as you have forgiven me
Help me not to move around with a chip on my shoulder as if the world owes me.
Help me to empathize with those that have wounded me emotionally.
Baptize me with your love
Your love is unconditional.
In Jesus’ name, I pray