Overcoming Rejection

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:3).

Jesus was despised and rejected by his own people, so much so that it led to his crucifixion on the cross. He caused so much discontent among the religious leaders, that they did everything that they could to have him crucified. It does not make sense, when you think about the fact that Jesus went around doing so much good. “That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick”(Matthew 8:16). Jesus was so compassionate, that he did not turn away anyone who came to seek help.

Jesus took on himself everything that we could ever experience which is bad and negative. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”” (Galatians 3:13). He suffered so that we can know that he understands when we are suffering. Why then do we experience rejection and abandonment? People sometimes reject others because they reject themselves. For example, a parent may struggle to love and accept their child, because they did not experience love and acceptance.

That being said, not everyone who experienced abuse, rejection or neglect go on to treat others in the same way. Unfortunately, there are some people who do replicate what they experienced. What we end up with, are generations and cycles of abuse, neglect, abandonment and rejection. Some people don’t have the capacity to provide love and affection to others, as they have never experienced this for themselves. Many people have found emotional and psychological healing from self help techniques and formal treatment. Other people have experienced spiritual healing and deliverance.

In my experience, I have seen major successes with people who have truly experienced the love of Jesus Christ. This is transforming and sets people free to love others. A deep relationship and understanding of who Jesus is; who we are in Christ and who God says we are, sets us free from emotional wounds. This type of healing is eternal and everlasting and cannot be explained by science or psychology. Submit your life to Jesus. Surrender completely to God and experience his unconditional love. He loves you with an everlasting love. When you experience the love of God, it sets you free from rejection and allows you to love others freely.


4 thoughts on “Overcoming Rejection

    1. Blessings BT. That is so true as the inability to forgive is often the root cause for people to go on to abuse others. Forgiveness is for our freedom and that of others. We forgive so we don’t punish others because of what was done to us. 🙏🏾


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