If we allow it, rejection can bring out the worst in us. Let someone tell you that they don’t want you anymore or don’t love you anymore after you’ve invested yourself into a relationship, and it can cause even the best of us to turn into a completely different person. Rejection can make us do things we never thought we’d do, say things we never thought we’d say, all because someone slammed the door in our face. Whether it was a parent, a spouse, a pastor or a friend, rejection can have damaging effects. Thankfully, Jesus was fully acquainted with this feeling. Instead of letting it get to Him, He made a constant decision to receive the love, acceptance and affection of His Father. He was the stone the builders rejected, but He became the chief cornerstone (see Mark 12:10).
Receiving God’s love, acceptance and affection for you can have powerful healing effects. Ask any woman who has bounced back from great rejection and they will tell you the only way they were able to heal and move on with their life was because of the loving arms of Jesus. He promises when we come to Him, He will in no wise cast us out (see John 6:37). Receive God’s love. Receive God’s acceptance. Receive God’s affection. Let Him bring out the best in you, instead of letting people bring out the worst in you. With God’s help, you can be healed from the hurt and go on to be happy and fulfilled in God. You can learn to handle rejection the same way Jesus did. You can let God’s love fill every void.
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking directly to my heart. When I’m rejected help me always remember to come to you. Help me remember that you love me, you accept me and you have great affection for me that is unconditional. I receive your love right now. Fill every gaping hole in my heart. Help me handle rejection well, just like Jesus did. Help me to grow in wisdom, strength and grace with every situation I face. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“…Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3
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Amen and Amen. I have been through a very bad rejection experience from my husband of 14 years. All my family members expect my mum turned against me, I didn’t have my children, my house and all my personal items were taken away and given to the other woman. God connected me to an elderly lady who gave shelter for months as I batted my case in court. God has been on my side everthing works for good to them that believe and trust the Lord. Today I have my children and a job. My sisters cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. Psalm 55:22
Thank you SDA for sharing. I am going thru a similar battle after 17 years of marriage. He is trying to turn everyone against me including the kids. I feel like i am in the battle if my life. But the Lord is beside my giving me strength and comfort to get thru this.
IF GOD IS FOR YOU WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU SISTER…KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE FATHER SISTER HE WILL SEE YOU TGRU THIS…PSALMS 18:29-36…RECENTLY SISTER I WENT THROUGH SOME MANOR TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS..BUT THE MORE I STSRTED SETTING MY EYES ON JESUS THE MORE THE FATHER STARTED SHOWING ME HOW HES GOT ME….THUS PSALMS HAS AND STILL IS MY STRENGTH SISTER….HE IS YOUR STRENTGH YOR ROCK YOUR SHEILD IN JESUS NAME….
GOD THE KEEPER OF MY FAITH
I was in a relationship for 9 years, after going through many obstacles and believing this man would change, i decided to stay! About two years ago i started on my spiritual path, i received Jesus as my personal savior i started going through many hardships, as a daughter of Christ i wanted to stay positive but it was getting so hard i fell into depression and my anxiety went sky high… Then this man whom i loved so much and sadly still do, i started to see things different i wanted to be valued as a woman! I had giving this man so many years of my life, i wanted to get married and do things the right way he meets a lady with no children and they decide to make a life together.. I felt heart broken rejeted embarrassed belitted felt like i was used. But everyday for the past weeks it seems as if God is healing my soul as speaking through different situations, including this website. Yes, it hurts so much, yes, i keep praying and say to myself this man will come to his senses and keep his words he spoke to my children and I. It really hurts and is breaking my heart to this very moment..but i try to keep my faith and honestly its not easy but i keep trying..i continuously ask God for strength wisdom..ty ladies, sisters i had to unload after reading morning devotional
My dear that is God removing the stumbling block out of your way. You told God you wanted to be seen as a woman he knows this man isn’t going to be the one to do it So he removed him to prepare you for your boaz. Get ready for what God is about to do in your life.
Amen, My heart goes out for these two Daughters of the King SDA and Rejected. God Bless you both, keep going forward and keep your eyes on Jesus because he’s the one will get you through AMEN. Love you all In Jesus Name Amen 🙏
Lord let your will be done this to shall pass!
I have experienced deep rejection from family that hurted to the core of my being!! It’s a horrible feeling that make you react in unhealthy ways. Praise be to God who causes us to triumph through our Lord Jesus who gives us the victory. Woman of God this to shall pass!! Lean and depend on Jesus! I promise He had a great plan for you. He loves you so much and He’s always there!! God has blessings in store for you!! Believe, the best is yet to come! It ain’t over!! Be blessed!!!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
I know this feeling oh to well, But God!!! You be encouraged my dear and God will see you through.
FATHER RIGHT NOW I LIFT EACH ONE OF THESE DOTK TO YOU LORD….LORD I KNOW THERE PAIN BUT IF ANYONE KNOWS IT BETTER ITS YOU LORD….PEOPLE REJECTED YOU THEN AND TO THIS DAY MANY STILL DO…RIGHT NOW FATHER I SPEAK HEALING INTO THEIR SOULS FATHER…WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUNDTHEM LORD…WHEN THEY LIE DOWN TO REST THEIR HEADS LORD GIVE THEM SWEET SLEEP FATHER…..I PLEAD YOUR DUNUMIS BLOOD OVER THEM FROM THE CROWNS OF THERE HEADS TO THE VERYS SOWS OF THEIR FEET LORD SATURATE THEM. FATHER…LET THEM FEEL YOUR MIGHTY MIGHTY PRESENCE FATHER…..COMFORT THEM I SPEAK SUCH A GREAT PEACE INTO THEIR MINDS BODY SPIRIT AND SOUL….IN JESUS NAME AMEN
Thank you for this prayer. God knew I needed it today.
Amennnnn!! that was needed, bless the Lord.
Thank You for Your unfailing love that brings healing and restoration. Help us to truly receive that love which is unconditional. Please help us to forgive and allow the Holy Spirit to love others through us. We are so exceedingly grateful for Your love which casts out all fear. Fill our hearts completely with Your love so that there would be no space for anything else. In Jesus name amen and thank You once more.
As I reflect on these personal stories of rejection. I can’t overlook one fact; Its such a heartbreak. To be rejected is devastating to those rejected, and even eventually to those who reject a loved one that are in Christ. All we can do as Gods children is cling to his promise to “Never leave us or forsake us” We may lose our self esteem and even our homes and our children for a time. But he will make a way were there is no way a path out of darkness, when that’s all we see and feel. His Love is greater than we can ever hope for and he is abundantly able to do more(in time) than we could ever imagine. Hes my only hope, and he too will see you thru even the darkest of days!!!
Thank you God for allowing me to continue to have the love that I have when I have been rejected from loved ones I still continue to help love in my heart unconditional and respect because I know that my Jesus live in me and I give glory to God thank you for delivering this Devotion to allow me to know that my God still cares for me Hallelujah Jesus thank you for your awesome devotion Amen
I am currently going through this with the father of my kids. Right after I gave birth to our twins, he totally changed and I seen him for who he really was which was someone who was not worth my time period. He has 4 kids we three different women in which im number 3 and he has already started dating someone else. I was commited to this man whole heartedly, and he up in told me one day that he did not want me anymore. I felt like I had just been stabbed in the heart. I decided to seek God like never before and im in the process right now of healing.
So Beautiful DOTK ❗ 📝🌷Ty💌💕💖💜💙FATHER GOD🙋 I LOVE YOU❗😘 THANK YOU for YOUR LOVING KINDNESS❗📖🎨🎨🎨💎 🙆Thank you for it ALL…💭the Good, the bad, and the ugly❗😇 💪💓💪I TRUST YOU SWEET JESUS👑💯🙏🙏🙏👏🎁💝🎉🎈🎬🎵🎸🎸🎸