A Psalm (and a song) when someone near and dear to you betrays you

When a family member – especially a son or daughter – betrays you that is a very dark and troubling day!  It knocks the props right out from under you!  It leaves you feeling embattled, betrayed and disillusioned!  Where do you turn?  Where can you turn?  Psalm 3 addresses that issue!  The traditional preface to the Psalm reads, “A psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.”

These were David’s words in that crisis – that soul-shaking experience…

“O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, ‘There is no salvation for him in God!

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head!  I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill.  I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me!  I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.  Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God!”  (From Psalm 3 ESV)

This wonderful Psalm has been set to music!  A wonderful ladies ensemble, the Sisters, has recorded it… Here is the URL for their rendition of it.  If you’re experiencing the pain and shock of betrayal right now, why not join them as they sing the words of this Psalm to God,  Himself…

 

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