Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53: 3-4
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely, he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Reflections: Rejection is a sense of being unwanted and unneeded. It leads to loneliness, misery, self pity, depression, suicide, hardness, arrogance, and rebellion. Jesus suffered rejection just as it was prophesied by Isaiah. At his trial, the mob rejected him and moved the court of Pilate to sentence him to death by crucifixion. On the cross, he felt the intensity of rejection so much so that He cried ‘My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me’ before giving up the ghost. Although Isaiah prophesied the rejection of Christ, he also indicated in the prophecy that this was done on our behalf. This implies that in Christ we have the victory to overcome every form of rejection. Confessing who you are in Christ (Galatians 4:1-4) and invoking the power in His shed blood (Hebrews 12:24) against any rejection you face will bring you the freedom you need. Happy Easter!
Prayer: I break free from the power and effects of rejection in my life through the blood of Jesus.
Confession: I refuse to feel and be rejected in life.