How to Handle Hurt and Betrayal

This article will focus on How to Handle Hurt and Betrayal in a Positive Way.  God brought this topic upon my heart after realizing that the Body of Christ is hurting, and one of the main reasons why they are hurting is because of each other.  Instead of encouraging one another, we are breaking each other down with words, and betraying one another.  I believe this is an apologetical topic because it teaches us how to treat hurt in a Biblical way instead of the worldly way.  The world teaches us to get even when people hurt and persecute us.  This is not Biblical.  God is actually the one who takes care of the wrongs that happen to us as we correct them in love and not in revenge.  I want to assure everyone that I know as well as God knows that all of us have experienced hurt and betrayal by someone who was very dear to our hearts.  We never expected this hurt to happen.  I understand.  There really is a better way to handle the hurt, and I look forward to sharing with you some wisdom that I have learned through the Word of God. 
Before we begin, I would like each of you to think of some people who have hurt you, and you have been holding on to negative feelings towards them.  Maybe you have been the one who has done the hurting.  In either situation, please take a minute to jot these people down.  We will be using them later on in the article.  The first part of the article is going to focus on the betrayal that Jesus experienced. Our focus will be on Matthew 26.  The second part of the article will be an application of how to handle those who hurt you in a positive manner.

PART ONE: BIBLICAL BACKGROUND OF MATTHEW 26

Two examples of Betrayal: Judas and Peter

Jesus was betrayed by two of his close disciples, Judas and Peter.  Let’s first start by looking at the betrayal by Judas.  In Matthew 26: 14-16, Jesus is bargained by Judas and the chief priests for thirty pieces of silver.  During this time, thirty pieces of silver was the price paid for one slave. 

14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over (Matthew 26:14-16, NIV).

As we go a little further in the chapter in Matthew 26: 20-25, Jesus is having His last Passover with the disciples.  He informs them that he will be betrayed by one of them who dips in His bowl.  This person happens to be Judas.  Judas recognizes that Jesus is referring to him, and questions him.

20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21 And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”  23 Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “You have said so.” (Matthew 26:20-25)

Do you all find anything interesting about this passage of Scripture?

I found it interesting how Jesus didn’t necessarily mention Judas’s name when talking about the betrayal, but Judas knew that Jesus was giving reference to him.  Judas appeared to me to be experiencing some sort of denial.  This sometimes can happen when people close to us hurt or betray us.  When we question them, they sometimes act and appear as if they did nothing wrong.

Judas’s betrayal is complete in Matthew 26:47-50. 

47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. 50 Jesus replied “Do what you came for, friend.”[a] Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him (Matthew 26:47-50).

The second person who hurt/betrayed Jesus was his disciple Peter.  Please read Matthew 26:69-75. 

69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.   70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.  71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”  72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”   73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”   74 Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”   Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.

In what ways do you see how Jesus was hurt/betrayed?

Peter betrayed Jesus by denying Him three times.  He had three opportunities in which he was tested to prove his faith in Jesus, but denied all three of them.  It resulted in guilt and shame on Peter’s part.  These were some of the same feelings that Judas experienced, but eventually led him to suicide. 

PART II: APPLICATION

Positive ways to handle hurt/betrayal

By looking at the two examples of betrayal/hurt that Jesus experienced, we learn positive ways in which Jesus handled the experience.  Jesus pre knew that Judas and Peter were going to betray Him.  Even though he pre knew this, Jesus still loved and cared for the two disciples. He considered the two to be friends of His.  When Judas handed Jesus over to the chief priest and soldiers, Jesus said Friend, do what you have come for (Matthew 26:50). 

Jesus felt the pain of betrayal, but chose not to respond negatively to it.  He did not curse Judas or Peter.  He was not angry with them.  He recognized that what happened to Him was part of God’s purpose and plan to help him become the Son of God and redeemer of our sins.  Jesus chose what he would do with the situations.  In the same way, we have to make a choice when others hurt us and betray us.  Are we going to get even, bitter, and seek revenge?  NO.  So what do we do? 

  • Expect persecution. Persecution comes in many forms and included in it is hurt and betrayal.  He warns us that we WILL be persecuted.  There is no if, and, or but to it.  Look at Matthew 10:21-23. 21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

  • Change your perspective. I know it hurts when people betray us, and hurt us.  It is unfair.  But by looking at scripture, God wants us to have hope and know that as we experience betrayals, hurts, and other persecutions, we are BLESSED for His name sake.  So we don’t have to walk around with our heads down in the dumps when we know we are blessed.  In Matthew 5:10-12 it states, “10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”  God is using these hurts, betrayals, and pains as a test that will be used to purify you and strengthen you.  At the end of the test, you will come out like gold.

  • Forgive the one who betrayed or hurt you.  I know this is a hard thing to do.  Sometimes, after being offended by someone, I go to God and ask Him why do I have to forgive, when I have done nothing wrong?  That person really hurt me, and you want me to do what!  Often times, God speaks softly in my spirit, forgive. 


Do you ever feel this way?

Well guess what, Peter did too.  In Matthew 18:21, he asks Jesus how many times we must forgive our brother who sinned against us.  He asks seven times, and Jesus says no, up to seventy times seven.  Basically, we are not supposed to hold a grudge.  We have to forgive, so that God can forgive us when we sin. 

One thing that has been helping me with forgiveness is developing an understanding of Romans 3:23.  It states, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  It is a good reminder that we are no better than our offender.  God loves us all the same.  There have probably been some times, that we have hurt others and needed to be forgiven, so who are we to not forgive when someone wrongs us.

Ok, I would like to take a pause, and do a prayer break.  I would like each of you to think of people who you feel have hurt you, as well as think of people whom you have hurt.  We can take a moment to pray for these individuals and ask that God open our hearts to forgive.

  • Don’t judge the other person.  Often times when we get hurt by someone, we begin to blame and criticize them.  We focus so much on the wrong that the person did, and begin to make generalizations about them.  God does not want us to do this.  He wants us to leave the judging in His hands because he is the ultimate judge of our sins and our actions.  When we go to heaven, we will all be held accountable for what WE did, and not what others did.  We want to make sure that we are blameless in God’s eyes.  God teaches us about judging others in Matthew 7:1-3.  It states, 1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.   3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 

This article will focus on How to Handle Hurt and Betrayal in a Positive Way.  God brought this topic upon my heart after realizing that the Body of Christ is hurting, and one of the main reasons why they are hurting is because of each other.  Instead of encouraging one another, we are breaking each other down with words, and betraying one another.  I believe this is an apologetical topic because it teaches us how to treat hurt in a Biblical way instead of the worldly way.  The world teaches us to get even when people hurt and persecute us.  This is not Biblical.  God is actually the one who takes care of the wrongs that happen to us as we correct them in love and not in revenge.  I want to assure everyone that I know as well as God knows that all of us have experienced hurt and betrayal by someone who was very dear to our hearts.  We never expected this hurt to happen.  I understand.  There really is a better way to handle the hurt, and I look forward to sharing with you some wisdom that I have learned through the Word of God.

Before we begin, I would like each of you to think of some people who have hurt you, and you have been holding on to negative feelings towards them.  Maybe you have been the one who has done the hurting.  In either situation, please take a minute to jot these people down.  We will be using them later on in the article.  The first part of the article is going to focus on the betrayal that Jesus experienced. Our focus will be on Matthew 26.  The second part of the article will be an application of how to handle those who hurt you in a positive manner.

PART ONE: BIBLICAL BACKGROUND OF MATTHEW 26

Two examples of Betrayal: Judas and Peter

Jesus was betrayed by two of his close disciples, Judas and Peter.  Let’s first start by looking at the betrayal by Judas.  In Matthew 26: 14-16, Jesus is bargained by Judas and the chief priests for thirty pieces of silver.  During this time, thirty pieces of silver was the price paid for one slave. 

14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over (Matthew 26:14-16, NIV).

As we go a little further in the chapter in Matthew 26: 20-25, Jesus is having His last Passover with the disciples.  He informs them that he will be betrayed by one of them who dips in His bowl.  This person happens to be Judas.  Judas recognizes that Jesus is referring to him, and questions him.

20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21 And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”  23 Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “You have said so.” (Matthew 26:20-25)

Do you all find anything interesting about this passage of Scripture?

I found it interesting how Jesus didn’t necessarily mention Judas’s name when talking about the betrayal, but Judas knew that Jesus was giving reference to him.  Judas appeared to me to be experiencing some sort of denial.  This sometimes can happen when people close to us hurt or betray us.  When we question them, they sometimes act and appear as if they did nothing wrong.

Judas’s betrayal is complete in Matthew 26:47-50. 

47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. 50 Jesus replied “Do what you came for, friend.”[a] Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him (Matthew 26:47-50).

The second person who hurt/betrayed Jesus was his disciple Peter.  Please read Matthew 26:69-75. 

69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.   70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.  71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”  72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”   73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”   74 Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”   Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.

In what ways do you see how Jesus was hurt/betrayed?

Peter betrayed Jesus by denying Him three times.  He had three opportunities in which he was tested to prove his faith in Jesus, but denied all three of them.  It resulted in guilt and shame on Peter’s part.  These were some of the same feelings that Judas experienced, but eventually led him to suicide. 

PART II: APPLICATION

Positive ways to handle hurt/betrayal

By looking at the two examples of betrayal/hurt that Jesus experienced, we learn positive ways in which Jesus handled the experience.  Jesus pre knew that Judas and Peter were going to betray Him.  Even though he pre knew this, Jesus still loved and cared for the two disciples. He considered the two to be friends of His.  When Judas handed Jesus over to the chief priest and soldiers, Jesus said Friend, do what you have come for (Matthew 26:50). 

Jesus felt the pain of betrayal, but chose not to respond negatively to it.  He did not curse Judas or Peter.  He was not angry with them.  He recognized that what happened to Him was part of God’s purpose and plan to help him become the Son of God and redeemer of our sins.  Jesus chose what he would do with the situations.  In the same way, we have to make a choice when others hurt us and betray us.  Are we going to get even, bitter, and seek revenge?  NO.  So what do we do? 

  • Expect persecution. Persecution comes in many forms and included in it is hurt and betrayal.  He warns us that we WILL be persecuted.  There is no if, and, or but to it.  Look at Matthew 10:21-23. 21 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. Truly I tell you, you will not finish going through the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

  • Change your perspective. I know it hurts when people betray us, and hurt us.  It is unfair.  But by looking at scripture, God wants us to have hope and know that as we experience betrayals, hurts, and other persecutions, we are BLESSED for His name sake.  So we don’t have to walk around with our heads down in the dumps when we know we are blessed.  In Matthew 5:10-12 it states, “10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”  God is using these hurts, betrayals, and pains as a test that will be used to purify you and strengthen you.  At the end of the test, you will come out like gold.

  • Forgive the one who betrayed or hurt you.  I know this is a hard thing to do.  Sometimes, after being offended by someone, I go to God and ask Him why do I have to forgive, when I have done nothing wrong?  That person really hurt me, and you want me to do what!  Often times, God speaks softly in my spirit, forgive. 


Do you ever feel this way?

Well guess what, Peter did too.  In Matthew 18:21, he asks Jesus how many times we must forgive our brother who sinned against us.  He asks seven times, and Jesus says no, up to seventy times seven.  Basically, we are not supposed to hold a grudge.  We have to forgive, so that God can forgive us when we sin. 

One thing that has been helping me with forgiveness is developing an understanding of Romans 3:23.  It states, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  It is a good reminder that we are no better than our offender.  God loves us all the same.  There have probably been some times, that we have hurt others and needed to be forgiven, so who are we to not forgive when someone wrongs us.

Ok, I would like to take a pause, and do a prayer break.  I would like each of you to think of people who you feel have hurt you, as well as think of people whom you have hurt.  We can take a moment to pray for these individuals and ask that God open our hearts to forgive.

  • Don’t judge the other person.  Often times when we get hurt by someone, we begin to blame and criticize them.  We focus so much on the wrong that the person did, and begin to make generalizations about them.  God does not want us to do this.  He wants us to leave the judging in His hands because he is the ultimate judge of our sins and our actions.  When we go to heaven, we will all be held accountable for what WE did, and not what others did.  We want to make sure that we are blameless in God’s eyes.  God teaches us about judging others in Matthew 7:1-3.  It states, 1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.   3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

  • The next positive way to handle hurt is found in Matthew 5:43-48.  43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”


The lessons that I learned as I read over this scripture are love and prayer.  God wants us to be peacemakers and keep the peace with those who hurt us.  We should love them, and pray for them as well.  It is easy for us to love someone who treats us well, but how much more honorable is it to God is we can love even those who hurt us.  Jesus did this as He died for us. If he can do it, I know with God’s strength we can do it to J

  • Keep it movin.  The last positive way that I believe God wants us to deal with hurt and betrayal is to keep it movin.  Don’t let other peoples’ actions stop you from accomplishing God’s goal and purpose for your life.  Too often have I seen people get hurt, and decide to quit on life.  I am guilty of this myself.  God does not want us to be in bondage to other people.  Sometimes he allows us to get hurt or betrayed so that we can move forward.  


Sometimes those very people that we are trying to hang on to are the very same people who can keep us from reaching our destiny.  Don’t become a victim of your circumstance.  A pastor that I was listening to by the name of Cindy Trim stated that “rejection is a divine announcement that those persons who hurt you can no longer prosper you.  They no longer have the capacity to support your purpose or dreams.  It was time for you to move on, and you didn’t move on quick enough from that relationship, and you experienced rejection.  It isn’t a sign of inferiority.”

CONCLUSION

            It is my prayer that after you have read this article, God has encouraged you and strengthened you with the wisdom and tools needed to carry on.  I pray that if you are struggling with hurt and unforgiveness, that you will take it to the Father and allow Him to heal your heart and help you forgive.  Please do not let peoples actions stop you from reaching all that God has for you.  Jesus died for you and this very circumstance that you are going through.  If you find yourself as the person who needs to offer forgiveness because maybe you have wronged someone else, please make it right.  May God bless all who read this and keep them safe from harm. 

  • The next positive way to handle hurt is found in Matthew 5:43-48.  43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”


The lessons that I learned as I read over this scripture are love and prayer.  God wants us to be peacemakers and keep the peace with those who hurt us.  We should love them, and pray for them as well.  It is easy for us to love someone who treats us well, but how much more honorable is it to God is we can love even those who hurt us.  Jesus did this as He died for us. If he can do it, I know with God’s strength we can do it to J

  • Keep it movin.  The last positive way that I believe God wants us to deal with hurt and betrayal is to keep it movin.  Don’t let other peoples’ actions stop you from accomplishing God’s goal and purpose for your life.  Too often have I seen people get hurt, and decide to quit on life.  I am guilty of this myself.  God does not want us to be in bondage to other people.  Sometimes he allows us to get hurt or betrayed so that we can move forward.  


Sometimes those very people that we are trying to hang on to are the very same people who can keep us from reaching our destiny.  Don’t become a victim of your circumstance.  A pastor that I was listening to by the name of Cindy Trim stated that “rejection is a divine announcement that those persons who hurt you can no longer prosper you.  They no longer have the capacity to support your purpose or dreams.  It was time for you to move on, and you didn’t move on quick enough from that relationship, and you experienced rejection.  It isn’t a sign of inferiority.”

CONCLUSION

            It is my prayer that after you have read this article, God has encouraged you and strengthened you with the wisdom and tools needed to carry on.  I pray that if you are struggling with hurt and unforgiveness, that you will take it to the Father and allow Him to heal your heart and help you forgive.  Please do not let peoples actions stop you from reaching all that God has for you.  Jesus died for you and this very circumstance that you are going through.  If you find yourself as the person who needs to offer forgiveness because maybe you have wronged someone else, please make it right.  May God bless all who read this and keep them safe from harm. 

14 Comments:

  1. Thank you for this article. I have struggled with betrayal of my husband having an affair for the past 14 years. Even though I am remarried, the pain and bitterness from it has created walls that I have not been able to break down. I read this today, as I was having a bad day, and I now realize that God knows the pain of what I have been going through…He suffered it Himself. I have always felt alone, like I have been the only one who has felt the pain of that betrayal, but now I don’t feel so alone. I have asked for healing and forgiveness in this area and that God will help me to love the people who have hurt me as he loved Judas and Peter. Thank you.

    • There is a blessing in betrayal…the pain, hurt, & brokenness are the tools to draw us to God & develop an intimacy/dependency upon Him. I too have dealt with a painful marriage, but the blessing is my relationship with God is so passionate & intimate as a result of my pain. Praying for your total healing & deliverance from the negative impact of betrayal & that God will extend another level of grace, love, & mercy to you. Take care & heal well!

  2. This article was just what I needed to put my life into perspective. I had been struggling with anger from betrayal from a number of people. The worst I was struggling with was by an ex boyfriend of many years. I found out he had been stealing from me and cheating on me. I now know how to move on. Its not for me to revenge or to judge. Jesus did neither. I shall forgive and leave the rest to god. In time my pain will lessen. I look at this as an opportunity to move on with a new vigour and see the world as my oyster. Nobody can hold me back. In the name of Jesus.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to write these words for us. Icant tell you the good they have done for me today bc i must keep moving. but i do have the time to say Thank you, friend.

  4. There is a prayer of St. Francis whereby it is written that “that where there is wrong, I may bring the “Spirit” of forgiveness. Personally I am incapable of forgiving without asking Gods’ spirit to make it possible. He will. He always makes the way where there is no way. Thank you so much for the helpful healing article. God bless all.

  5. Thank you so much for this post. It has helped me to get back to my favorite Bible verse James 1:2 &3 “count it all joy”. We lost our home a year ago. After every effort to keep it and the lies from our lender that we could buy it back at the appraisal price which was far less than we owed. All the while it was listed and was being sold to the highest offer. During this difficult time my oldest brothers wife was telling everyone about our losing the home, how we paid too much in the first place, did to much while we were there and couldn’t afford it. I prayed for her and for good to bless her or deal with her, his choice. Now today I see where our pasture has been brush hogged and i ask my brother who did it and he replied, he did. He is going to make the hay from it. I was betrayed behind my belief. He is a Christian and would compound the hurt in his own sister. But after reading this post. How can I compare this to my savior being betrayed by two of his own disciples. It was gods plan just as this is a part of God’s plan for me. Thank you. Shalom

  6. THIS POST HAS REALLY BLESSED ME. I NEEDED THIS TO HELP ME. AT FIRST I WAS FEELING LIKE IT WASNT GOING TO HELP ME. BOY WASNT I WRONG. JESUS WAS BETRAYED BY PEOPLE WHO HE CONSIDERED AS “FRIENDS”. SO WAS I. I AM NO BETTER THAN JESUS..AS A MATTER OF FACT JESUS IS BETTER THAN ME AND IT HURTS ME TO BE REMINDED OF HIS HURT AND BETRAYEL. I HAVE HURT JESUS. I SIN AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS BUT END UP SINNING AGAIN. ITS LIKE IM WHIPPING HIM AND DRIVING THE NAILS IN HIM OVER AND OVER AGAIN. JESUS HELP ME TO FORGIVE THOSE WHO HURT ME, BUT MOST OF ALL JESUS FORGIVE ME. MAY GOD BLESS ALL. GRACE AND PEACE

  7. Thank you. I needed this!

  8. Thank- you, this article and scriptures have helped me on today. If Jesus can forgive, I can too! Everyday, I ask God to forgive me for sins known and sins unknown. I have to always remember that Jesus died for our sins. He moves people out of our lives so we can get closer to him.

  9. Thank you for sharing, I am so happy when I googled how God would have handled betrayal and searching came across this article and bible passages it truly has helped me. And I will forgive because I want to honor my Father.

  10. Thank you for blessing me with this article. it has given me a new perspective on handling hurt and betrayal. although i knew Biblical what to do. i believe i didn’t truly understand. Showing how Christ handle it and knowing it is for God’s purpose and plan for my life really brought it all to life. been a Christian all of my life and now trying to move my life from legalism to His glory.

  11. I am a pastor’s wife and after reading your article I have gained encouragement and hope. I have forgiven and I need forgiveness. I was confused but Now feel like I can make it. THANK YOU