The Pain of Rejection…

Nothing can ravage your heart like rejection. The most penetrating wound is the painful rejection of a loved one. Even death itself does not pierce your heart as deeply as when you know you have been abandoned. You feel devastated when someone dear to your heart deserts you. Rejection chips away at your self-image . . . chisels down your confidence . . . and challenges your hope. Meanwhile, the memory of your loved one lingers on and on in the recesses of your mind, repeating—through whispers and shouts—those haunting messages: “You are unwelcome… You are unworthy.”

Is your heart broken? Is your spirit crushed? Nothing is more healing than to know that the Lord loves you unconditionally. . . . He accepts you eternally. When your pain seems endless and your heart is tender to the touch, continue to put yourself into His compassionate hands. He will hold you with His heart of love until there is true healing… because…

“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” -Psalm 34:18

Q: “My mother doesn’t care about me or my problems. She doesn’t spend time with me, and she doesn’t show me any love or affection. Why does she continue to reject me?”

Sadly, many parents do not know how to nurture their children. Your mother’s lack of love reveals that she is not emotionally whole—her rejection sheds a spotlight on the hole in her heart.

  • Ask the Lord to help you stop taking her behavior personally. Her lack of love has nothing to do with you.
  • Realize that the void within her heart restricts her from reaching out to your heart.
  • Fully receive and focus on God’s unconditional love for you. Although you have no power to make your mother express love, God will give you all the love and acceptance you need, empowering you to overcome the pain of rejection.

The Bible gives you this special assurance . . .

“My father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in.” -Psalm 27:10

Key Verse to Memorize

“It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8

Key Passage to Read and Reread

Romans 8:28–39

Click here for the PDF version of the complete Rejection Resource Guide provided by Hope for the Heart.