Wounds into Beautiful Scars
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 NIV
No matter where the source comes from. Some rejection may not even hurt enough to create a wound but some does. Whether it comes from someone who does not even know you or from the person closest to you, rejection hurts. Rejection comes to all, it is not bias and it can come about for all sorts of reasons.
- Not be Qualified
- Medical Reasons
The rejections that produce wounds are the ones that can become scars that you can hold dear to. I have a wound that God is turning into a scar because of a boundary I had to set. At the time, I had one of two choices to make. First, set the boundary, that required submission and obedience. Second, Not set the boundary and live with the consequences of disobedience and lack of submission. I chose the first and set the boundary. Though it was the right decision, it has had a rippling effect of rejection that has wounded. How can I be sure it was the right decision? I am so glad you asked. The reason I know it was the right decision comes from the affirmations I have received in how to handle this type of rejection.
How To Handle This Type of Rejection
Before the decision was made and actions were made to apply my decision. I took it before the throne of grace and laid it at the feet of God. I took the time to receive His counsel before I made the decision. Once the boundary was put into place, the effects came from the rejection of that boundary. This is how you can handle the rejection.
- Pray – Go before His throne of grace with confidence. Ask others to join you in prayer, asking for wisdom, comfort and continued strength in Him. You do not have to give the details, in fact it may be best that you do not reveal the details. You don’t want to discredit the person giving the rejection and you don’t want to put yourself in a place where you are receiving credit for something that only God should be receiving the glory.
- Seek – Seek counsel from God through His Word. Seek counsel from a trusted godly source, this could be your pastor or a leader in your church.
- Trust – Trust that God will pour out His mercy and grace on you and the situation. He will help you in your time of need. That is a promise He has given to believers.
When your decisions in life are made with God’s counsel, you will receive His affirmation. You will receive His peace and comfort. Memorize Hebrews 4:16 in your heart and trust in His truths and promises. Go Boldly before His throne with all your wounds, so that He can heal them into scars that you can hold dear.
In His Love, Crisi