What Do I Do With These Feelings Of Rejection?

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Are you dealing with rejection from someone you trusted?

When you wrestle with issues of ‘putting all your eggs in one basket’ or ‘taking a risk’ that never paid off – it can be tough. To the point where you cry out to God in distress. It’s normal to allow yourself to feel the emotions that can be a struggle, where you feel like you having a continual wrestle with your emotions.

God wants us to cry out to Him repeatedly. He wants us to bring our distress and broken emotions to Him.

How can you deal with those feelings of rejection?

Maybe you have been praying for God’s will to be done in a situation you face. This isn’t an easy prayer, but it is a prayer of trust.  Because, not always will our ‘will’ be in line with God’s. And we may not realise the delays and no’s to our prayers are meant for our benefit.

Choosing a healthy way is better. At this time pray for the peace of God, that no matter what happens, if Christ’s will is done in every area of your life, then that is all that is important.

There is a way to bounce back from the knocks of being rejected. Learn to recognise that at times, rejection can bring positives. Particularly in those times we struggle because we feel God is silent. Or we encounter rejection from people we hold dear.

It will hurt, that I cannot dispute, but take time to allow God to bring healing as you step back and take care of yourself. To process your emotions and turn to God’s word. Remember God assures us that our hope should only be in Him. If we cling to His promises and ‘Be still and know that He is God’ – then we will see how God can use our situation for our benefit.

At this season of Lent, ponder over this, that though we will face rejection in some way or another in our life (from those we never expected to let us down). We can always turn to the ‘Man of Sorrows’ because He bore our transgressions. He walked the dark, lonely road to Calvary and He faced the ultimate rejection known to man. 

Don’t stop living, keep going, knowing God is with you. Although rejection is an inevitable part of life, every season will pass, and you will get stronger and grow through this experience. So that you learn from mistakes and head forward in a positive way.

We despised him and rejected him – a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we didn’t care. 

Isaiah 53:3 (TLB) 


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