“God is near the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

I’ve experienced it. You’ve experienced it. Rejection is painful. It makes you believe you’re not valued, not wanted, and causes you to feel bad about yourself. 

Isaiah 41:10 says, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

There was a period in my life when I experienced rejection from all different angles. For a time, I wondered if God even cared, and found myself asking, “Where are you God?  Do you hear my prayers?”

In the Psalms, David often wrote out of his own grief and loneliness, crying out to God to hear his pleas, feeling overwhelmed and desolate in his heart. 

The feeling of loneliness as a result of rejection can be one of the most painful experiences, but also can result in a fresh understanding of God’s presence with us and his faithfulness towards us. 

Satan tries hard to pull down our confidence in God’s presence with us during trying times in hopes to get us to believe that God has abandoned us as well. But God draws near to the brokenhearted because he knows what it feels like to be wounded and abandoned. God is always present and promises to never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

Thank You Lord, for the promise that You are always with me. Teach me to trust You and help me to lean on You during difficult times. My hope is in You alone. Amen. 

Take Action

Is there someone you know who is lonely? Invite this person over for a meal, or call her up to just chat. God wants to use you to show His presence to those in your life, and being a friend is one of the best ways to do this.

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