Betrayed By Love!
By Linda C Dipman

 A beautiful woman can inspire a person to do just about anything.  But it is their heart that reveals
the character of the person.  Beware she can capture you through lies of love.  She can be an
instrument of Satan who wants to deceive you and lead you down to a trap that is meant for your
destruction.

 In the game of life one of the biggest players is our emotions.  Feelings can make a person
become jealous and words of love can make a soul willing to give anything in order to have that
love.

 When I was young I fell head over heals in love.  This person made my heart jump.  She made me
want to defy all things just to have her love.  But after many years of being together we both went
our separate ways.

 But the love never ended between us.  It stayed in both of our hearts and we would talk often on
the phone.  She was a decorator and I was an upholster and it was only natural for us to continue
our mutual business even though she was with another person.  She ran the business and paid me
for my upholster services.  We worked as business partners and best friends who shared a past,
that was all.

 Over the years we shared stories about our children and we prayed together for their lives and for
each of our grandchildren as each of them were born.  We always stated our love for each other.  
Even though we were going down different roads.

 After three and a half years everything changed she broke up with the person she was with.  It
seemed only natural for me to believe that we could once again be together.  But this time things
were very different.

 When we first departed company, finances were tight, so in an effort to help I took out a mortgage
on my home and I handed over the money to my ex, with the understanding that she would make
the mortgage payment every month.

 But she was desperate again and as a result I began making the payment.  That wasn’t enough,
she needed more money in order to pay bills that she had that were outstanding so she could leave
the person she was with.

 I believed everything she said, trusting that she was telling me the truth when she said that she
was coming back to me. She kept assuring me that she loved me and she would use the money to
get untangled from the person she was with.  Out of complete trust and love, I gave her several
thousand dollars.

 A month passed and she continued to tell me of how bad it was to be where she was and how the
person she was with didn’t love her anymore.  She explained how hard it was for her to leave
because everything in the house was hers, but the house itself was the other persons.

 She complained the business they ran together was failing and the upholstery business wasn’t
doing well either.  She said in order for her to leave she needed to get the taxes done and lay down
guidelines for her partner of how to pay each bill since she had always handled the business side.

 Everything she said made since and being of high moral character, I didn’t want to bring harm of
any kind on the person she was with.  So I began doing all upholstery free of charge and I paid for
supplies, material,  foam and even gas to go pick up the furniture I was doing for them.

 I could see their relationship was strained.  But I was careful not to ask how they were doing
respecting their privacy and knowing the plans that we were making after they had totally parted
company.

 Another month passed and she continued to state her love to me and that she was coming back
to me.  So when her partner went on a trip she invited me to her house.  I went because we hadn’t
been together for several years and that way we could talk about the next step of her getting out of
the house.

 I was disturbed that she was still wearing a wedding ring on her hand and that she still slept in the
same bed with her partner. She handed me a group of pictures she had kept of myself and my
children and I asked her if she was still coming back to me?

 She assured me that she was coming back to me.  She had had enough from the emotional ups
and downs of her partner, who was eighteen years younger than her and she felt a deep
connection and love between us.  She said that she was wearing the rings out of habit.  And that
she was just protecting the pictures she had of me from her partner. She denied that she was
sleeping in the same bed.

 Then she told me she had come up with a plan to get her furniture out of the house.  She would
tell her partner that she was selling the furniture we had once owned together back to me.  I
listened to what she said but I was unwilling to give her money at that time.  I left her house and
went four hours back to my home.

 Everything she said to me made my heart break.  I loved her and I wanted her back and if this is
what it was going to take, I was willing to give her everything I had to help.  She called me telling me
that her partner would break her stuff if I didn’t do this.  Priceless memories of our life together
would be destroyed.

 Plans were made, and I met them with the newly reupholstered furniture.  I wrote another check for
the furniture, pictures and art pieces that were suppose to be the beginning of her leaving her
partner.

 In two days we were to meet again with another load until we had emptied the house of everything
we had together as a couple.  She said her partner was stupid and would never suspect what she
was doing until she was out of the house for good.

 We made plans to rendezvous together on the in between days.  So we could be together and talk
out plans.  It all seemed fair and reasonable to me.  Or maybe I am the most gullible person in the
world.  She called and wanted to postpone us meeting together until the next week, I agreed.

 The check I wrote to her cleared the bank and suddenly she stopped calling me. I emailed her to
see what was happening and she had cut off the email.  I was stunned and shocked over her
behavior and I did not understand what was going on.

 I left messages on the phone and my calls were not returned.  She had stated over and over
again that she loved me.  She assured me that she was coming back to me.

 I didn’t know how to handle her betrayal and her utter contempt for my feelings.  The pain I felt
was a crushing blow when I realized she not only had stabbed me in the heart, but she had taken
ten’s of thousands of dollars from me without any intention of paying it back.

 I felt ashamed and asked God to help me.  I wasn’t allowed to communicate and the pain of heart
break brought an emptiness inside of my being that was excruciating.  I felt as if I was being
punished for love.

 There is no justice for fools.  The check could not be stopped because it already cleared.  Going
to an attorney to sue would just prolong my pain from the deceit and cost me more money. The
agreement we had together was verbal.  Even though I confessed my plans to my children I did not
tell them I was giving her money and all of my services, free.

 I was totally humiliated for having been so gullible.  I couldn’t believe she was doing this to me.  
She was suppose to love me.  I was afraid for her soul.

 As a Christian I believed that she loved me.  In my Spirit, I believed that her coming back to me
was only right.  I had a vision of her partner giving her back to me.  I had a dream of Satan
attacking her and that I was her only hope.

 I was truly committed to doing whatever was necessary to get her out of her mess.  And even
though she and her family had changed, I was willing to start again and love all of them
unconditionally.  But I am a fool and because I know I am not alone I write this to all the people who
are as gullible as me.

 God is love, but Satan can even deceive a good person.  Beware of love!  I talk a lot of the game
of life and how each thing we experience has a purpose.  We must not be defeated no matter what
happens to us.

 Many people who have been betrayed by love have committed suicide because of the pain.  
Believe me it sounds like a great option when you are in the throws of anguish, but it is not God’s
will.

 We must face our betrayals with perseverance.  We must make up our minds to lean on God and
trust in the end that He will fight for our cause. Don’t give up because Satan wants you to give up.  
Don’t allow anyone to destroy your faith in God and your knowledge that He cares for you.  Pray for
strength and remember above everything else that God will never let you down when you cast your
cares and give them to Him.

 Luke 12: 4-7, “’I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot
afterward do anything worse.  I will show you whom to fear: fear God, who, after killing, has the
authority to throw into hell.  Believe me, he is the one you must fear!
 Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies?  Yet not one sparrow is forgotten by God.  Even the
hairs of your head have all been counted.  So do not be afraid;  you are worth more than many
sparrows!’”

 Being betrayed by love is the hardest thing a person can endure!  But God loves you and He is
ready and able to defend your cause.  God also loves the person who did you wrong, but
unfortunately we always face the judge whether it is in this world or in eternity that is to come.
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