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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Blocked By Man, Loved By God

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Isaiah 53:3
2016 is the year of a new form of rejection. Being blocked on Facebook and unliked, are two new forms of social shunning. It's enough to be left out and unwanted say back on the playground of the 60's when teams were being chosen for a fun game of baseball and you got picked last. Maybe it is in college when a sorority or fraternity does not give you a bid. You are overlooked for an expected promotion. A company you gave your all too lays you off. 
Jesus knew what it was like to be rejected and shunned. All the time this was occurring he did not fight back but stayed in peace. He was humiliated publicly as he was led to the cross to be crucified. 
I don't know what kind of rejection you have experienced but know that God cares for you. You have to keep your mind renewed in the word of God to keep the pain from surfacing and making you bitter. Pray for those who have hurt you like it says in Matthew 5:44. Never seek revenge. 
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the Holy Bible for within its' pages I find peace, joy, hope, and the promise of deliverance. Thank you for loving me when others have rejected me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Becky: You always seem to have a timely message for me. Thank you.