Rejection robs a person of the love and acceptance they were designed by God to receive. Jesus endured rejection during His life on earth. He did it for us, to set us free from the bondage that rejection can bring.
He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Isaiah 53:3 (NKJV)
If we turn to others for that love and acceptance, we are setting ourselves up for the damage that rejection can bring. Problems like rejection are deep-rooted and may leave you feeling unloved and useless. Only God can be trusted as the source of our identity.
Emotional rejection can be one of the worse kinds of pain we can feel. We build self-made walls around our heart to protect us from hurt. Bitterness can develop bringing with it a root of rejection. Instead of shutting down, choose to be rooted and grounded in God’s love. His Word will lead you to a place of healing.
So what does God’s Word tell us about who we are in Christ?
- Because of God’s great love for us, we are adopted into His family (1 John 3:1) and made joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)
- We are made to sit in heavenly places with Christ (Ephesians 2:6)
- We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ (Ephesians 1:3)
- We are the righteousness of Christ through faith, thus being made right before God (Romans 3:22)
- We are entitled to a clean conscience before God because of His blood and we can have full assurance of faith when we go before Him (Hebrews 10:22)
- Our sins have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalms 103:12), and God Himself has chosen not to remember our failures (Hebrews 8:12)
- We are loved with the same love that the Father has for Jesus (John 17:23)
You can be free from the root of rejection. Stand fast in the freedom God has provided for you. If you are struggling, post notecards in places where you will be reminded each day of your identity in Christ.
Thank you, Lord, for your great LOVE!
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Thanks for sharing!