It's not your fault. If others have mistreated you or plainly rejected you, don't conclude that something is wrong with you. Perhaps, you are the victim of someone who has completely abandoned you. That might have been a father, mother or spouse. They have gone out of your life now and they exist only in names at the far end of your memory lane. But the pain they caused lingers nevertheless. Perhaps, you are the victim of someone who never considers you as a person of value and continues to abuse you still. You are held captive under their authority and now you are stuck in a situation which you detest every moment. And there seems to be no way out.
Your heart is broken and full of bitterness towards them - and towards God, too.
Who Is Responsible?
But the truth is that God has nothing to do with it. It is not God who lets others do what they do to you. There exist cruel and plainly mean people who choose to be cruel and mean. They determine to treat others shamefully, and they don't feel any guilt for doing so! Some others are controlled by demons to afflict others. All these people are called "ungodly" and "wicked" in the Bible. Though they are fully aware what they do is wrong, they do it anyway.
Meaning of Rejection
According to Webster's New World College Dictionary, one of the definitions for the word "reject" is "to deny acceptance, care, and love to someone." If not treated, rejection can lead either towards rebellion or deep depression, both of which are harmful.
Whether you have been hurt in the past or you are going through the pain of rejection now, I want to assure you that there is a way out. You don't have to wallow through the mire of uncertainty any longer. Take courage; there is hope.
The valley of rejection has seen many souls pass through it. The ones who refused to look up to the mountain of glory, lurched in self-pity and loneliness till the end; while the ones who looked up to the distant hills and took the steps forward boldly, no matter how painful they were, did reach the top in triumph!
Leah was one of them.
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Sheila Andrews, B.A., B.Ed.
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