Day 109 – Thankful that God never rejects me

When I was little, I was not afraid of rejection. I suppose that is a testament to my parents instilling in me a confidence that I was loved.

Even after I was picked last for something in second grade, I still did not fear rejection.

Even after I was made fun of a couple of times at school, I still did not fear rejection.

When a boy made fun of me in junior high school, calling me a “pansy”, I held my head high and told him,

“Pansies are pretty!”

He never teased me again. πŸ˜€

It was as an adult, after I had experienced the greatest rejection and betrayal of my life, that I began to fear rejection.

The pain of heartbreak was intense and long-lasting.

Unfaithful love, which is not really love at all, invited fear and pain that only perfect love could banish.

The bad news is that no person on this Earth ever loves perfectly.

The good news is that God does!

Over time, I discovered that staying close to God and keeping my faith in Him strong allowed me to have the confidence I needed to live for Him.

Staying close to God helps me to remember and be confident in His unfailing love.

Once in awhile the old devil tries to throw up those fears in my face again. Sometimes I see through his lies right away. Other times, they get in my eyes and blind me temporarily. I wallow in the mud of fear, worry, lies of the devil, unbelief in God, and self-pity for a while before I realize what has happened.

But praise God that He comes and rescues me from the mud and cleans me up!

Praise God that He reminds me of His perfect, true love for me!

Today I am thankful that because I have entered into the Covenant that Jesus Christ made on the cross through His blood, I never ever have to fear rejection from Him!!

I’m thankful that it is impossible for Him to break His Covenant!

I’m thankful that His love for me is perfect and faithful for all eternity!

I’m thankful that His love for me endures forever!

What about you? Have you ever been rejected? Did it cause pain in your heart? Did it bring fear? Have you discovered the faithful, true love of God and entered into covenant with Him through the blood of Jesus Christ?


29 thoughts on “Day 109 – Thankful that God never rejects me

  1. Thank you for this encouraging reminder, Ruth. I smiled when you told that boy that pansies are pretty. But then when I read you experienced the greatest rejection and betrayal of your life, my heart hurts for you. Yes, the devil can taunt us mercilessly, but like you, I am so grateful God never rejects us. This truth has often been such a comfort to me, too. I don’t get to reading every one of your thankful posts, but I do always read the headings in my email and am often encouraged. And the ones I read in their entirety, I don’t always comment, but I want you to know I do appreciate them. You inspire me and encourage me, so thank you! Love and blessings to you!

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    1. You’re welcome, Trudy! Yes, it’s funny now as I look back, knowing a bit more about junior-high aged boys than I did then! At the time I was just pointing that out as more of a defense.
      Thank you for your sweet, understanding, compassionate response! And thank you for reading as many posts as you do! I know it’s a lot, but God put me on this mission, and I trust He will lead each person to read the posts that He intended for them to read when He led me to write them!
      Aww, thanks for letting me know! That gives me joy! 😊
      Love and blessings to you, too, dear sister!

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  2. Yes, I was rejected as a child by my mom. She told me repeatedly throughout my childhood and teen years how ugly I was and that I would need to study hard and get good grades so I could go to college and get a good job. She added that no one would ever want to marry me. It wasn’t until I had left home, was introduced to Jesus as my Savior and met my future husband that I began to see myself through the eyes of the Lord who accepts me just as I am. And all of my mom’s lies turned out to be an indictment of her own self worth since I look just like her.

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      1. My mom never did, but my husband told me enough times that I was pretty so that I was able to look into a mirror without seeing all of my blemishes. Funny thing is that we have been married for almost 47 years…we are both Christians and I forgave my mom long ago.

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  3. I didn’t learn about pansies until recent years, but when I saw some blooming in early March in Michigan, I found out they were among the hardiest of flowers. When I had my own, they would sometimes freeze solid overnight. But when the sun came out, they would thaw out, and even the blossoms that had frozen would bounce back! And they ARE pretty.
    Tough, resilient, beautiful … that kid paid you quite a compliment. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Amennn!!

    Oh yes! I’ve been rejected many times. The last time I felt a deep sting of rejection I remember talking to a friend of mine and she said this. β€œDee, you’re in good company. You can go the One who’s been rejected and He will truly understand.”

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  5. Oh how thankful I am that Jesus never rejects me! Thank you for this sweet reminder tonight. No person is ever perfect, and we all will face some kind of hurt or rejection from people. But Jesus covers all of us with His blood. Praise His name! He lifts all the rejection away.

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