He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open His mouth;he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7
Take it from one who knows. Rejection hurts. Probably all of us have experienced rejection in some form. Maybe not being picked to be on a team at recess in grade school. Perhaps not getting invited to a certain party or wedding. Maybe being let go at work. Breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend or worse yet, divorce. Rejection comes in many forms.
Jesus was the person who was rejected yet never got mean or tried to get even. He had to hurt. He experienced all we did. Can you imagine people yelling "Crucify Him! crucify Him!?" He endured much for us yet many turned their back on Him. He was ready, willing, and able to forgive.
Are you the victim of rejection or perhaps the instigator? No matter what, you can be healed, set free and forgiven. You only need cry out to Him!
PRAYER: Dear Lord thanks for coming to this Earth so that we might have life. Whenever I get to whining about my plight I need to remember you endured much more. In Jesus' name. Amen.