Without the Betrayal


Jesus said to Judas, “Friend, do what you came for.” (Matthew 26:50, AMP)

When Judas betrayed and tried to stop Jesus, it seemed like a bad break. But Jesus had known that Judas was going to betray Him, and He hadn’t tried to stop him. Jesus understood that betrayal was a part of His destiny. Had Judas not betrayed Him, there wouldn’t have been a crucifixion, and without the cross there wouldn’t have been a resurrection, and without a resurrection we wouldn’t have redemption. The man who sold Jesus out for thirty pieces of silver was critical to His destiny.

What am I saying? Don’t complain about that person who betrayed you. If they walked away, they didn’t set you back; they set you up. If that had not happened, you wouldn’t get to where you’re supposed to be. If they tried to push you down and lied about you, it may not have been fair, but nothing happens by accident. If God allowed it, He knows how to use it for your good.

A Prayer for Today

“Father, thank You for Your promise that You can take the things that are meant to harm me and use them for my good. I receive this word and choose to remain at rest and not complain. It may not feel good, but I declare that it is all good. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”