An Encouraging Word
Merriam-Webster’s definition of rejection is the act of not accepting, believing, or considering something; the state of being rejected.
Many of us in life have felt the pain of rejection. Maybe your Dad walked out on you and your family at an early age, or one of your parents was an alcoholic and was abusive and was never really there for you, or maybe your parent was there and present but never hugged you, told you they loved you or encouraged you in any way.
We have a Savior who has experienced rejection just like we have. In Isaiah 53:3 it says, “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
When rejected and hurt by others we can turn to our Savior for help. In Psalm 34:17-20 it says, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
The Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. And we don’t have to do anything to make him love us. Over 2000 years ago He died for us! That is LOVE! We just need to accept Him and His love!
Vicky Gentry – Administrative Assistant