Someone Rejected Me!
When someone rejected me for the umpteenth time in my life, and I couldn’t possibly count how many times I have been rejected for decades and how badly it has hurt especially considering how sensitive I am and how much I love people and desire loving relationships with them, something vastly different happened.
Instead of breaking into a million pieces, instead of crying my heart out, instead of getting bitter and doing anything impulsive or extreme in response to the rejection, instead of climbing back on that emotional roller coaster which marked my life for so many years, instead of feeling crushed and having a temper tantrum and a pity-party, etc., I went on with my life and the next day wrote the Lord these very words:
“Yesterday hurt but I am okay because of you…I’m okay because you love me oh Lord amen!” I wrote the Lord.
This response was utterly miraculous considering the extremes I have gone to and can still fall into going if I am not careful when it comes to people rejecting me. What was the difference? I looked to the Lord! I looked to and received His love! I received His comfort! I received His care! I found my needs and desires met in Him! I rested in Him! I hoped in Him! I found peace in Him! I found completeness and freedom and wholeness and healing in Him! I found fellowship and friendship and relationship in Him! I found satisfaction and contentment and fulfillment in Him! I put my trust in Him! In the simplest of terms, I found myself ABIDING in Him!
This didn’t mean the rejection didn’t hurt. What it meant is I was okay with the rejection because my heart and focus were with the Lord!
I so hope this message inspires and encourages you in some way, and/or perhaps that you share it with someone else who could be blessed by God through it. I hope sharing my miracle helps others to receive the same one through abiding in the Lord Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! To the Lord be ALL the glory, AMEN!
Dear Father, I could never thank you enough for bringing me to this place regarding rejection. Only you could have brought me here. I was hopeless when it came to rejection. But you are my hope, oh Lord, and now I pray in Jesus’ name you would get this message out to every person you desire to hear it. And even for those who do not read it, oh Lord, please do a mighty work in them concerning rejection as you have done and continue to do in me. I give you every ounce of glory, honor, and praise for this miracle, oh Lord. THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, oh Lord, THANK YOU!
p.s. What a surprise it was when I discovered the following day that I hadn’t been truly rejected. The person had simply been following the will of God that day and had thus been unable to respond to me as I had expected and desired. This to me makes this message even more powerful. Why? Because those of us who struggle with rejection tend to sometimes feel rejected even when we haven’t been. And whether or not we have truly been rejected, we still may deal with the same strong emotions and need the same only perfect answer. THE LORD! Hallelujah!
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalms 62:5-8 KJV