Everyone has experienced the pain that comes from broken trust – it’s the pits. I’ve been reading about King David in 2Samuel & how he was betrayed by his son, Absalom. On top of Davids son breaking his trust, Davids main counselor, Ahithophel defected to Absalom to advise him – a double whammy.
So what to do with broken trust?
Some key takeaways would be:
- Forgiveness – this is a non-negotiable
- Destination – don’t get quagmired in the pain, look forward & keep going; David didn’t hang around to wallow in the betrayal
- Friendships – just because someone betrays be careful that you don’t pull away from everyone; David’s friend Hushai was essential to helping David stay alive!