while it’s tough to have compassion for someone who’s hurting us in the moment of rejection, it is possible to have compassion for their obvious hurt. Hurt people hurt people. Dig beneath the surface of a mean girl and you’ll find a girl riddled with insecurities and possibly even self-hatred.
ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED (Romans 11:25-27) "For I do not want you, brethern to be uninformed of this mystery-sonthat you will no be wise in your own esimation-that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; and so all Israel will be saved..."
As I wrote this list, one line finally emerged to sum up rejection better than the others: I don’t want my normal to be snatched away. Life feels impossibly risky when I’m reminded how unpredictable circumstances can shatter and forever change what I know and love about my life. And in the fallout, some pieces never fall back into place.
My ability is not based on what I can do. My ability and strength come from the One who can do all things. ~ Lysa TerKeurst // If life has you running at a breakneck pace, CLICK for an encouraging perspective on gratitude from today's devotion.
The One who will never reject us. The One who knows what it feels like to be rejected — though He should have been the most accepted. The One who will sit with us and remind us rejection from man doesn’t equal rejection from God. The One who whispers to each of us, “The voices of shame and rejection can come at you, but they don’t have to reside in you.” LYSA TERKEURST
As we take our laments directly to God, He will meet us right where we are … not where we pretend to be. Keeping our laments inside will cause us to shut down, displace emotions, isolate ourselves or stop praying altogether. What a generous God who has invited us to lament “how long” and modeled this language to us directly. -Esther Fleece