Rejection is powerful—so powerful, you can’t let it live. If left to grow, it will completely take over your life, twisting your mind and breaking your heart over and over. It will make fear your bodyguard, self–pity your best friend, and bitterness your theology teacher.
No, forgiving isn’t easy. But that’s because it’s so important. Allowing God to lead you in letting go of the bitterness, self-pity, and fear is the only way to heal your heart, and the only way to destroy rejection’s influence over your mind.
Don’t try to fix all this yourself, and don’t lose yourself trying to fully understand it. Your pain is great, but I know with all my heart God’s grace is greater than every betrayal, offense, and lie. It’s strong enough to help you forgive those who’ve hurt you, and powerful enough to help you live in the truth of how unceasingly loved and joyfully celebrated you are.
Just begin with that one thought, even if you can’t feel it yet—beyond everything that’s happened, you are completely and relentlessly loved.
“Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there. If you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath” (Psalms 34:17-18, MSG).