Monday, April 30, 2012


I have been listening to a series by Dr. Charles Stanley recently about overcoming emotions.  It has been an eye opening experience and has really been a blessing.  I do tend to live by emotions (as many women do), and the series is helping me see how I need to let go of these emotions. Today I finished the broadcast on rejection.  It really hit home.

As Dr. Stanley stated, we all have faced rejection some time in our lives.  Rejection is hard.  Rejection hurts.  Rejection can leave a life long scar.  Most importantly, rejection makes us feel broken.  I know the times I have been rejected, I felt so useless and and unworthy that I didn't know what to do.

One Person who will never reject us is our Heavenly Father. He will gladly put our broken pieces back together after a rejection and make us feel whole and new again.

There are two instances in the book of Mark where becoming whole really stands out.  Jesus performs a miracles in both instances.  The first is found in Mark 5 and Jesus is walking in a crowd.  An unnamed lady with a blood disorder wanted to only get close enough to Jesus to touch His robe.  She said in verse 28, "If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole."  She was able to touch the hem of His clothes and she was healed.  Jesus says to her in verse 34, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole..."  Again in chapter 10 we see the story of Blind Bartimeus.  Upon Jesus restoring his sight He says in verse 52, "Go thy way:  thy faith hath made thee whole."

In both of these stories, these people knew the awesome power of Jesus.  They knew He could make them whole.  Because of that belief they were healed and renewed.  Jesus' love and forgiveness is all we need to make us whole.  We just have to accept it.  Nothing else on earth can fill that void.  Nothing else can heal our hurts.  Not one possession and not any other person, can make us feel better.  Nothing but Jesus.

Today's Verse
"I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins."  Isaiah 43:25

When we have become a child of God, He has accepted us for who we are.  He has forgiven us of all our sins.  He remembers our sins no more.  Our faith in Him has made us whole.  His love should rule our lives, not our emotions, not past rejections, only God's love and forgiveness should matter.  We can be rejected thousands of times in our earthly lives, but if we have made that commitment to live for Him no rejection can ever break us!  We are whole through God's saving grace and that's all that matters!

If you are interested in the series by Dr. Stanley the website is below!

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