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Everyone faces rejection in social and family situations, in their careers, and even within themselves. The hurt of rejection may control us, poisoning all the relationships around us.

The enemy uses rejection to convince us that we are unloved, unworthy, and unaccepted. Jesus said that the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy us, but God wants to give us life in abundance (John 10:10).

God loves us! He accepts us as His children. He sees us as worthy because Jesus died for us. No matter what happens, God will never reject you.

When I cry, the Lord hears and delivers me out of all trouble, including rejection

Psalm 34:17-20

The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken.

The world rejected Jesus long before I wrestled with rejection

John 15:18

If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you.

Even if my family rejects me, God claims me as His own

Psalm 27:10

When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.

God is not rejecting me if He does not grant my requests

2 Corinthians 12:8-9

Concerning this thing, I begged the Lord three times that it might depart from me. He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.

God promises He will not reject His people

Psalm 94:14

For the LORD won’t reject his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.

Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector illustrates how God accepts the humble and rejects the proud

Luke 18:9-14

He also spoke this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others. “Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, extortionists, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Jesus Himself was rejected; He bore the penalty for all sin

Isaiah 53:4-6

Surely he has borne our sickness and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

I can be content, knowing God will never abandon me

Hebrews 13:5

Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.”

Even Jesus felt forsaken, but God did not reject Him

Matthew 27:46

About the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?” That is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Jesus knows what it’s like to be rejected by your own people

John 1:11

He came to his own, and those who were his own didn’t receive him.

Jesus cares for me no matter what

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.

Jesus, who was rejected, is the cornerstone of my faith

Psalm 118:22

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.

Christ warns his followers not to reject children

Matthew 18:10

See that you don’t despise one of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

I can face rejection because Christ, my Shepherd, guides me

Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over. Surely goodness and loving kindness shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the LORD’s house forever.

All things work together for good for those who love God

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

I can accept myself by thanking God for making me

Psalm 139:13-14

For you formed my inmost being. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. My soul knows that very well.

My family may reject me, but the Lord will not forget me

Isaiah 49:15

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will not forget you!