I AM SURE that we all, at some point in time, have been disappointed by someone close to us. A friend, a family member, a partner, a loved one… someone you trusted. It’s not a good feeling.
Most of the time, with disappointment comes hurt. We end up feeling betrayed. We wonder how the person we thought we knew can be capable of totally disregarding how we may feel. So we become wary. We question if that person is still worthy of our trust.
Our first instinct is to take care of ourselves and make sure that the person who disappointed or hurt us doesn’t get the chance to do it all over again. We guard ourselves from more disappointment. We build walls around to protect us.
But man in his frailty is prone to making mistakes. We all fall short. Sometimes we hurt other people without meaning to. Sometimes, other people hurt us.
Some people turn bitter and find it hard to trust again. Others are more forgiving and believe in giving second chances.
Ultimately, the choice is yours. You can be bitter, you can walk away, or you can forgive.
Choose that which will liberate you.
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. All you who hope in the Lord– Ps. 31:24
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