What To Do When You Face Disappointment and Rejection

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Have you struggled with disappointment and rejection?

Tough situations. Difficult friendships. Potential hopes that have all been dashed. Maybe you have wrestled with God, asked numerous questions. What can you do when you face disappointing moments and are stalled by rejection?

Why do we encounter these times? Our Christian journey will be one that requires much faith. It’s ok to ask God questions, but these are some suggestions to attempt to recover your way out of this down spiralling circle. Look up and pray for hope to be refreshed in all those dark spaces.

1| He asks me to focus on Him and not on the disappointment and rejection (from another person)

He reminds me that He is the ‘Man of Sorrows’ (Isaiah 53:3);
He bore my transgressions;
He suffered;
He endured rejection, so He knows exactly what I feel.

2| He promises me that I should place my hope in Him and not any person

Have you felt disappointed and disillusioned by something/someone?
Have you faced rejection?
Have you written your own poems of lament to God?

Ultimately, His plan prevails and will probably be better than mine. He reminds me again that ‘the stone that the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone!’ (Psalm 118:22).

3| He does not want me to see an unanswered prayer as an unfulfilled promise and a way to become disillusioned

He will envelope you with His peace and comfort.
He is more than enough to overcome whatever disappointment and rejection you face or are battling through.

Be assured that you can cast all your cares on Him (Psalm 55:22).

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