Best friends are the worst enemies, because we give them time to hurt us due to the gates we let them through to the most vulnerable places.
Too often, those we let near in love leverage precious trust to serve themselves at our expense to betray us.
Best friends are the worst enemies. Opposition of a particular kind multiplies the misery.
We seldom give our enemies enough equidistant to really hurt us. they can hurl insults, stand in our way, and even inflict pains, but we always have our guard up. But with our friends and family, we let them through the gates to the most vulnerable place. And frequently, those we let near in love leverage precious trust to serve themselves at our expense to betray us.
The husband who leaves for another woman.
The wife who gossip about her husband’s weaknesses
The father who never care for the family
The mother who over work to avoid domestic work at home
The mother who relentlessly demand and condemns
The son who disobey by walking away from the faith
The daughter who keeps making destructive decision
The friends who disappears when we need them most.
Have you ever been betrayed by the ones you love most’
when we have, we can retreat for a season to process, to recover, to repair, and to prepare to forgive. God has given us a safe place to hide and find the strength and hope we need to press on in love
King David knew the bitter flavor of betrayal.
In the book of Psalms 55: 12-13
For it was not an enemy that reproached me, then i could have borne it, neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me, then i would have hid myself from him.
But it was you, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
We can hide from faraway enemies from dangerous strangers or foreign armies, but we can’t hide from loved ones. The souvenir creep in everywhere we might hide, but their sweetness has been poisoned by betrayal.