Pain. The pain and scariness of rejection isn’t something that most people wear on their sleeves. Yet the more I’ve talked to young women and young men in the past few months, the more I’ve seen that MANY of us, if not all of us, fear rejection. It’s a part of life, and it’s a part that has taught me just how much I need to trust God more and place my hope in Him.
How do you deal with this? Do you just stuff it below the surface, hurt inside, fear inside, and tremble inside for fear of people rejecting you or people rejecting you again when you’ve already been rejected?
That’s what today’s podcast is about; a sweet dear friend of mine, whom I’ve known for about 7-8 years is coming on, and you would never guess by the brilliance of her smile, the depth of her joy in Christ Jesus, the sunshine that just emanates from her both in person and on her Instagram feed, that she’s dealt with this painful, yet real part of life.
Maegan is a friend that has been incredibly kind not just to me but to many other people, and the love of Jesus Christ shines through this gal. She never ceases to be a source of joy to me.
In the podcast we covered:
- Why Do we fear Rejection so much?
- What kinds of rejection do we fear?
- How has the Lord helped you walk through rejection?
- Encouraging others with your own pains
- Why it’s not impossible to come back from being rejected
- Why is believing God’s sovereignty so crucial for this?
- how has the Lord even made the pain of rejection turn into something sweet?
- How does suffering rejection point us to Christ Jesus?
- Why is it important to talk to others about those fears of rejection? Scriptures Referenced:
Philippians 3:10, ‘That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;’
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.’
So my sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus who are reading this; Jesus Christ was despised and rejected of men. He was a ‘man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.’ He knows. He has experienced that rejection, from us, before He changed our hearts and brought us to Himself through His blood and righteousness.
If you’re struggling with rejection, I want to comfort and encourage you with this truth. Jesus knows the pain of rejection. And He ALSO knows the joy of victory after that rejection.
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