Here I sit, betrayed by someone I trusted…the feelings of hurt, anger, and shame washing over me. There are two paths I can choose to take with all this negative emotion. One is to wallow in it, allowing it to grow into a large festering wound…impacting all aspects of my life. The other choice is to forgive. But forgiving someone who has hurt you badly is hard to do when you’d rather hang on to the anger and hurt than release it. But forgiveness is for us…not the betrayer. For in all likelihood, they don’t even realize what they’ve done…or don’t even care. So even though I have to say, ” I forgive them Lord.” through gritted teeth, I’m now on the path to healing.