Let me say first of all that I would never recommend that anyone betray another person in any way.
Yet I’ve seen how God often uses what Satan meant for harm, a betrayal, to make a relationship better on the other side.
For example, I can’t count the number of times I’ve counseled a couple through an affair. Although many times this will cause an unstable marriage to break down, often times the opposite is true. When both people are truly seeking Christ, the power of forgiveness and healing overcomes the power of the evil one.
Amy and I watched as a betrayed wife accepted her wayward husband back. Through tears she told him she was choosing to forgive him as freely as Christ had forgiven her.
Stunned, he returned a bold promise that he’d devote the rest of his life to serving Christ and serving her. So far he’s delivered on his promise. Their marriage is better today than it ever has been.
If you’ve been hurt by someone or by a church, maybe your relationship—with God’s help—can be even better on the other side.