Rejection. It’s something we all experience at some point. Whether it’s rejection by a teacher, a family member, a significant other, a friend, a college, or a possible employer, rejection happens. And when it does, it can range from a mild inconvenience to emotional and financial devastation.
So, when we are rejected, what helps? God’s grace.
Even in rejection, God is there. We have a God who knows what rejection feels like, who lived through the ultimate rejection. Rejected by friends, followers, and his people, Jesus was put to death on a cross. But God worked through that cross and brought resurrection to Jesus and to all who follow him.
With God’s help, we can work through our reactions to rejection. We can work through our emotions, the uncertainty or the identity crisis—because our God knows what rejection is like and can help us through it.
This message is excerpted from “What the Bible Says about Rejection” by Becca Ehrlich in the August 2019 Cafe online magazine. Today we commemorate Henry, Bishop of Uppsala, martyr, 1156.
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