Healing from Betrayal that Zaps the Life Out of You

Spring—that time of year when trees blossom, bluebirds sing, and buttercups burst forth through darkened soil. A feeling of renewed hope fills most every heart…most every heart perhaps—except for yours?

Yes, I’ve been there… in that place where not even buttercups, bluebirds, or blossoming trees evoke hope. I have lived in the dark, though full sunshine streams down. I have felt abject loneliness, though people swarm about. I travelled through the day screaming on the inside, though on the outside presenting a well put together façade.

Betrayal does that—zaps the life, numbs the senses, deadens the dreams. I will never forget the one word that changed the face of my marriage and shattered my heart. “Yes,” to the question I asked of my husband of 25 years. “Have you been unfaithful?”

Thankfully, this betrayal did not define the rest of my life story and I am here to encourage with a message of hope. I found a way to leave bitterness behind and embrace inner healing instead. You can too.
Isaiah 61:1 …He binds up the brokenhearted, proclaims freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoner. niv
Are you brokenhearted?

Do you need freedom from the captivity of betrayal?

Does pain hold you a prisoner?

And who is this “HE that sets one free?”

Jesus is the “HE” worth mentioning, the one who still works miracles today. He is as relevant in power and might as when He walked the dusty streets of Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. He healed the sick, opened the eyes of the blind, and cared for the brokenhearted. Matthew 9: 18-30

I can attest to the truth that He is the same today. The song that bursts from my soul… the joy that radiates from this place of healing… the love I feel in a heart so previously broken, is nothing short of a modern day miracle.
This miracle awaits you.
I will not mask the journey with unrealistic platitudes, but share my ups and downs, my victories and my failure, in hopes you too will find your way through the pain, the anger, the sorrow.

For today, believe just one thing… believe your healing is possible. This one hope filled moment will become the catalyst to many more.
I Will Never Trust Again!
 

Comments 6

Guest - Kristine Jameson on Monday, 21 May 2012 09:55

Hi Blossom,
I was directed to your website by http://www.bloggingbistro.com I can't wait to read your book.
Kristine

Hi Blossom, I was directed to your website by www.bloggingbistro.com I can't wait to read your book. Kristine
Guest - Blossom Turner on Monday, 21 May 2012 12:02

Thank you Kristine, May God Bless your day.

Thank you Kristine, May God Bless your day.
Guest - Elizabeth M Thompson on Monday, 21 May 2012 10:04

Your new website it gorgeous, Blossom! I enjoyed meeting you at Mount Hermon this year and look forward to reading your blog posts. I just subscribed via RSS feed. May God pour out his blessings on you as you encourage those in pain.

Your new website it gorgeous, Blossom! I enjoyed meeting you at Mount Hermon this year and look forward to reading your blog posts. I just subscribed via RSS feed. May God pour out his blessings on you as you encourage those in pain.
Guest - Blossom Turner on Monday, 21 May 2012 11:51

Thanks Elizabeth, I so enjoyed meeting you as well. May God Bless you.

Thanks Elizabeth, I so enjoyed meeting you as well. May God Bless you.
Guest - beth willis miller on Monday, 21 May 2012 10:43

WOW! What a beautiful website and blog...your story is captivating...your encouraging words are so refreshing...I believe this very compelling site will draw many followers and publishers for your writing...
thought you might like this quote by well-respected adoption educator, Marcy Wineman Axness, who speaks about feelings of betrayal in this metaphor: "Betrayal curls through my soul like a sunken steel mesh that buttresses skyscrapers. I can't quite see it, but it's what I'm built on. It wrinkles my life, and bristles in me in inappropriate ways. All future betrayals found an anchor in that first foundational trauma, and reverberated off the walls of the gaping wound in my soul. What took its place was the stand-in-for-me, the one which would conform and smile and not hurt, who would fit in nicely with the life my adoptive parents constructed for me. And thus, the betrayal continued-—my needs were always obscured by their own-—but I didn't feel it any more, consciously. I didn't feel much at all. Except that, paradoxically, I felt
betrayal everywhere, projected it onto well-meaning but forgetful friends, or bosses just doing their jobs, or lovers simply being human." ...just wanted to share a little of my story from a blog post I wrote... http://bethwillismiller.blogspot.com/2009/10/conceived-on-memorial-day-almost.html

WOW! What a beautiful website and blog...your story is captivating...your encouraging words are so refreshing...I believe this very compelling site will draw many followers and publishers for your writing... thought you might like this quote by well-respected adoption educator, Marcy Wineman Axness, who speaks about feelings of betrayal in this metaphor: "Betrayal curls through my soul like a sunken steel mesh that buttresses skyscrapers. I can't quite see it, but it's what I'm built on. It wrinkles my life, and bristles in me in inappropriate ways. All future betrayals found an anchor in that first foundational trauma, and reverberated off the walls of the gaping wound in my soul. What took its place was the stand-in-for-me, the one which would conform and smile and not hurt, who would fit in nicely with the life my adoptive parents constructed for me. And thus, the betrayal continued-—my needs were always obscured by their own-—but I didn't feel it any more, consciously. I didn't feel much at all. Except that, paradoxically, I felt betrayal everywhere, projected it onto well-meaning but forgetful friends, or bosses just doing their jobs, or lovers simply being human." ...just wanted to share a little of my story from a blog post I wrote... http://bethwillismiller.blogspot.com/2009/10/conceived-on-memorial-day-almost.html
Guest - Blossom Turner on Monday, 21 May 2012 12:00

Beautiful quote, thank-you for your contribution.

Beautiful quote, thank-you for your contribution.
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