She loved him from
The first moment she
Shy, she had watched
Him from afar. When he
First spoke to her, she
Felt on top of the world.
They became friends.
They went places.
They enjoyed each
She believed that he
Felt the same way
Until he met Anne…
Anne was more like
A sister to her. They
Had been best friends since
She introduced them—
And was thrilled that
They hit it off. It was
Important to her that
They liked each other.
Then, his visits and calls
got fewer and fewer
Until they stopped.
When she tried to
Reach him, there was
No answer. He always
Seemed to be in a hurry
When she saw him.
And a bit distant and
Uncomfortable around her.
He was avoiding her but why?
Then, she saw them together.
They were strolling along
The waterfront, holding hands.
She stopped dead in her tracks.
Her mind refused to believe
Her eyes. The hurt and anger
That consumed her, told her
That this was real—it wasn’t a
Terrible dream. Her best friend
And David were seeing each other.
She saw them stop and look at
The lake. She should confront them.
She should march over there and
Let them have it.
The hot tears spilled down her
Cheeks as she moved towards them.
The anger inside her increased with each step.
“If you pursue this, you will give place to the Devil”
The words ground her quick steps to an abrupt halt.
“Be angry but do not sin. Turn and walk away.”
She stood there, her resolve to continue fading.
The two figures started to move away.
The distance grew wider and wider until
They dropped out of sight.
She turned and almost ran away.
Yes, she wanted to get away from the
Place where she saw them together.
Where she was betrayed by the two
People who mattered the most to her.
Some of us have experienced painful break-ups,
Unrequited love and betrayal. Yet…the pain goes
Away after a while, we find someone who loves us
In return and we forgive those who betray us.
A broken heart can be mended—it just takes time.
Source: Ephesians 4:26, 27