As humans, we are creatures that want relationship. We long to be accepted and loved as we are. There is this deep desire in our hearts to belong, somewhere, anywhere. One of the worst pains we can feel is that of rejection. Despite the heart ache we may experience, God is always there loving us, giving us exactly what we need.
However, one mistake that we often make when we’ve been hurt is that we begin to isolate ourselves. And when we do that, we can rob ourselves of the healing and fulfilling relationship God wants to impart on us.
One of the most heart breaking things I have ever heard is when someone said, “I can’t call God my Heavenly Father, because my own dad was not a good one. So how can I see God as a Father?” How many times do we this? If we are comparing God to our bad experiences with others are we not then also rejecting a piece of God? Are we not robbing ourselves of blessings He so desperately wants to give?
In Romans it tells of God’s great love and ready acceptance.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
We can all be adopted into the family of God. He fulfills our every need and heals our broken hearts. Whatever experiences you may have gone through, know that God loves you and will not leave you lonely. He is our loving Father, gentle and comforting, an honest friend, great counselor and protective savior.
This world comes with pain, it is inevitable. People will let us down, and bring us pain. But what brings hope and peace is the knowledge that where this world and others will fail me, God will be there seeing me through.