Have you ever been let down by someone you love? I know I have. It’s probably one of the worst feelings in the world. It’s one of the darkest feelings. It feels like your world is crashing in around you?
Yesterday was that kind of day. Oh, I covered well. I’m good at pretending everything is great, but inside there was a deep dark hole. Inside I felt as if someone had sucker punched me in the throat; there were times it was hard to breathe. Inside, I was a wreck!
Let’s face it, there aren’t that many people in this world you can completely trust. I mean REALLY trust, with your deepest, darkest junk. I know what you’re thinking, “Christa, you tell all your, and everyone else’s, junk right here!” That may be true…..or do I?!? There could be way more! I’ll never tell! Or will I?! Anyway, back to the deep dark hole, and the sucker punch to the throat.
It happened like this. I made a phone call at approximately 8:45am. We made small talk for a second, then I was told, “Hey, I’ll call you back in a little while.”I waited and waited. My phone would ring, and each time, I’d look expectantly, hoping it was ‘the’ call. With each ring of the phone, my disappointment grew. The call never came. THANKS MOM.
Like I was saying, it felt as if my world was caving in. One of the people I love, and trust the most lied to me. How many times had this happened before? How many other lies had I naively believed? Have I been a fool all these years!? Oh the horror of it all!
Finally, I swallowed my pride, did the mature thing and called HER back. I asked her why she hadn’t called me back. She had the audacity to, nonchalantly, say she’d had a busy day. A busy day?! Who’s too busy to call their first born? I’d be willing to bet she found time to talk to my little sister! I’ll be sure and ask Melissa if mom had time for her.
If you’re reading this and taking me seriously, I feel sorry for you. You’re, obviously, as we say here in the South, “dummer’n a box of rocks”. However, hopefully you’re not too dumb to miss the moral of this story.
Keeping your word is important. Once trust is broken, it’s not easily repaired. People will always let you down. Yes, even the ones you love and trust the most. God, however, will NEVER let you down. He’s not even capable of lying! You can always count on Him to be there, and His promises are true. Don’t hold those you love to standards we’re not capable of meeting. Forgive easily and often. Your world will crumble a lot less if you do!
God is not a human being, and he will not lie. He is not a human, and he does not change his mind.
What he says he will do, he does.
What he promises, he makes come true. Numbers 23:19
Yes, if you forgive others for their sins, your Father in heaven will also forgive you for your sins. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father in heaven will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15