The following passage is excerpted from And the Angels Were Silent by Max Lucado:
Troubles are part of the package. Betrayals are part of our troubles. Don’t be surprised when betrayals come. Don’t look for fairness here — look instead where Jesus looked.
Jesus looked to the future. Read His words: “In the future you will see the Son of Man coming.”
While going through hell, Jesus kept His eyes on Heaven.
While surrounded by enemies He kept His mind on His Father. While abandoned on earth, He kept His heart on home. “In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of God, the Powerful One, and coming on clouds in the sky.”
“My kingdom does not belong to this world,” Jesus told Pilate. “My kingdom is from another place.”
Jesus took a long look into the homeland. Long enough to count His friends. “I could ask my Father and He would give me… twelve armies of angels.” And seeing them up there gave Him strength down here.
By the way, His friends are your friends. The Father’s loyalty to Jesus is the Father’s loyalty to you. When you feel betrayed, remember that. When you see the torches and feel the betrayer’s kiss, remember His words: “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you.”
When all of earth turns against you, all of heaven turns toward you. To keep your balance in a crooked world, look at the mountains.
Think of Home.