Maybe this week you are saying, “This doesn’t apply to me! I haven’t been affected by unfaithfulness”.
But unfaithfulness isn’t limited to marriage.
To be unfaithful is to: fail to adhere to promises, obligations, or allegiances; to be disloyal.
Unfaithfulness can take place in a friendship, in a relationship with a co-worker, or someone you go to church with. It can happen with a parent, or with a child.
Bottom line, unfaithfulness hurts because it breaks a promise. Which can make you feel battered or even bitter.
When faced with unfaithfulness you aren’t responsible for all the choices. The person who hurt you has some choices to make, and perhaps they will, or maybe they choose not to. . .
but you do have one very important choice.
Will you become better or bitter?
Bitter means that you allow their unfaithfulness to define you.
Bitter means that the wound fails to heal.
Bitter means that, even if they repent, you keep a wall up so you don’t get hurt again.
Better means that you acknowledge that it shouldn’t have happened, and it hurt, but that it’s not going to keep you stuck for the rest of your life.
Better means that you celebrate the truth that you are worthy of love and acceptance.
Better means that there is a faithful Savior who promises to lead you in the right direction, offers wisdom, and wraps you close in His love, and that’s where you turn to fill any empty spaces left by unfaithfulness.
So, today, which have you chosen? Where has it led you?
Is there a new direction ahead?
What might better look like in real life?