I think among all the many emotions we humans are capable of experiencing, betrayal has got to be at the top of the list in terms of most difficult. It's completely spirit-crushing and life-changing. Because it's not a temporary thing-it's something that forever changes the way we look at the world. It steals our innocence and joy and leaves us very different people.
I'd like to think that we are all capable of overcoming the obstacles that are thrown in our paths. I think we are resilient and can master almost anything if we put our minds to it. But our spirits are fragile too. And fragile things, even resilient ones, can break if struck just the right way, with the right amount of force or at just the right angle. Some things can truly deal a deadly blow.
As a person of faith I believe that God can heal all wounds and, if not erase them, at the very least make the scar less painful and the new tissue stronger. We learn from the trials and tribulations of life and they can make us stronger. If of course, as the old saying goes, they don't kill us first.