There are times in life that we have become a victim of rejection . It can be such a devastating event for us . We feel ostracized and even worthless .
It could be jobs , promotions , family , friends , spouses , even children. ( it can hurt deeply , I have experienced this, as most people)
The many emotions and questions start to play over and over in our minds .. one critical question is ” why was I not good enough ” .. oh that can bring on such a burden.
The emotions of bitterness , anger , and hurt can be detrimental to the self esteem ..
Social media can fuel these emotions . We may see an event we were not invited to or even a family gathering .. the flames are fueled!!
We get angry and bitter .. words such as ” I don’t need them ” or ” I can play this game “.. we repay bitter for bitter .. we become hateful or even become depressed over the situation .
Oh friends that hurt we hold on to , only hurts us ..
There are a few things I want to remind you of . We do need others in our lives , as God tells us in
Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him ..
There are a few things we can do when rejection hits us hard .. we all want that success and acceptance but when it’s not there …
Remember Jesus on the cross .. he was rejected by many , he was tortured , denied , mocked , spat upon..
Jesus prayed for those ..
Luke 23 : 34 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.”
God has been rejected from the being of time.. Even though he has been disrespected , rejected , and hated he wants us to know his love as in
Ephesians 3 : 18 , 19 : 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Look at Joseph , he was sold by his own brothers .. what I am pointing out is , no matter the rejection in our lives God knows our pain , for he too has experienced it .
We pray for healing , understanding .. Pray for the Lord to help our emotions or hurt . Pray for forgiveness of you are bitter ..
We also need to remember God knows what’s best for us and rejection maybe what’s best .. that job at habe not been what we needed , or that friend may not have been who we needed …
Friends , if you are holding hurt let it go , of you are holding bitterness and anger let it go .. Forgive… and glance to see if the rejection was for the best and if not , start to heal yourself . .
Rachel E Lane