Rejection wounds deep. This world is full of wounded people. Many of them have experienced rejection in different forms. I for one had experienced numerous rejections. I grew up feeling rejected by my own mother. I was rejected by some friends and classmates.
We are not every one’s cup of tea for sure, but sometimes, there are people who tend to express it quite harshly. Perhaps, they are hurting people, too.
Wounds that are caused by rejection are not easily healed. Sometimes, they tend to flashback when similar circumstance arise or a negative situation puts the experience to a painful remembrance. But, they could be healed over time when the wounds are covered by love.
It is true and pure love that heal wounds. And we could not get this kind of love from people. People are by nature imperfect, selfish, and sinful. They could hurt and disappoint us anytime. We could not depend on other people to give us the healing we need. They may be part of the healing but they are not the source of the healing.
The only source for healing from rejection is the perfect love from God. Such love that does not look at us by our outward appearance, by our economic status, or by our achievements. None of these things matter. It is love that looks at us through the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are looked upon with grace and acceptance regardless how weak and sinful we may have been. Our past does not even count. It is our willingness to believe and follow the Lord Jesus Christ that matters to God.
“He heals the broken in heart, And binds up their wounds.”– Psalms 147:3 (WEB)
Jesus Christ shall not throw out anyone who comes to Him. We may have experienced the most terrible rejection, but the greatest love is so free and abounding through the Lord Jesus Christ. Anyone who comes to Jesus Christ with a willing heart and a sincere intention shall never be rejected.
Complete acceptance. True love. An embrace of the Father. Abounding grace. These are what awaits anyone who follow Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ said:
“All those who the Father gives me will come to me. Him who comes to me I will in no way throw out.– John 6:37-40 (WEB)
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
This is the will of my Father who sent me, that of all he has given to me I should lose nothing, but should raise him up at the last day.
This is the will of the one who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son, and believes in him, should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
The truth is, whoever comes to Jesus Christ, it is a result of God’s working in the person’s heart. It is divinely moved by the Father. And when a person is truly convicted, motivated, and inspired by God, He desires to follow Jesus Christ. The person believes in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, as his Lord and his Savior. And when the person comes to Jesus, he shall experience the grace of the Lord that does not reject like the world does. But it is the grace of God that accepts a sinner to His kingdom and regenerates that sinner to become a new person in Christ!
So, can there be healing from rejection? Yes, through the gracious perfect love of Christ! He fills our heart with forgiveness and acceptance. We learn to understand our own worth as a child of God.
Finally, though we are imperfect, we still receive forgiveness from a perfect God. Thus, we are convicted to forgive others just as we have been forgiven, especially to the ones who rejected us.
Above all, we share the gracious love of God to others that the wound of rejection will not continue to thrive, but healing shall come through the love of Christ!