Lent Day 12
Matthew 26.45 The he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look the hour is near..."
It wasn't like Jesus didn't ask for the prayer support of his disciples. They were supposed to avoid this ill advised sleep. Timing is everything isn't it! When we face the extremem circumstance we need friends but they will let us down... if not now, someday soon.
What is a christian to do with this betrayal of other believers? How do we handle the disappointment? How do we trust again? These steps have helped me...
1. we must remember that we have let others down too. It is a part of the human experience.
2. We must know the heart of another in order to trust them
3. We must relinquish all unforgiveness and bitterness for their sake, AND our own.
A wise christian gentlemen once told me to make sure my debts are paid up and my list is short. Living everyday as your last helps you with this. God help us all.