This is for someone who needs this today. Jesus is with you and understands your pain. Let Him hold you…
“He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.” John 1:11
It’s so comforting to know that Jesus knows what it’s like to be rejected, and can identify with us in every way.
Jesus chose to allow Himself to be despised, rejected, and condemned. He could have chosen to come to this earth as a King, or a wealthy leader, or even someone who was fair of face, but instead, He chose to be poor, mistreated and betrayed.
Jesus knew there would be many men and women down through the ages who would need His great compassion, sympathy, love, and deep understanding. Since He had been there too, He could truly understand their suffering.
So when we go through days, weeks, months, or even years of struggling with rejection and hurt from people, we can still keep our peace and stay steadfast in hope because we have the Prince of Peace with us all the time leading the way and holding us in His arms.
Because of His incredible love for us, we can choose to follow His example and let Him show us the way to lay down our lives and choose to love those who reject us instead of holding offense and allowing our hearts to grow hard.
Drawing our worth from Jesus each day enables us to choose to overlook offenses and take up our cross and follow Him. When we truly understand how much He loves and understands us, it makes loving without expecting anything in return so much easier. We can love with an open hand and choose to pour ourselves out as a drink offering even to those who hurt us.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin.” Hebrews 4:15
We are praying for you tonight.
Deb and your friends at Help Club for Moms
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