You are reading Bible Verses for Rejection. This article is not easy for me to put out there as it shows some vulnerable places of my heart. **Please remember that I am not a doctor. I am not giving medical or psychiatric advice. I am simply telling my story. I hope you enjoy this article and find some peace for your heart.
I have faced rejection many times in my life. Rejection showed up early for me. You see, all my life I struggled with not being in the ‘in’ crowd.
I seem to always put my foot in mouth, hold back too much or reveal to much. In any case, making friends has not been easy for me which has often left me feeling less than . . . well, special.
As I got older, I have learned that I got trapped in a spiral of rejection and insecurity. I would see something or someone and the deep feelings of the past would come rushing in and knock me down.
Here’s the truth. Rejection is inevitable. People will not always do what you think is right or even what makes you feel good. People do what makes them feel good, even at the expense of friendships.
Even Jesus was rejected in the worst possible way.
After reaching my breaking point a few years back, I knew I needed help. For my own sanity, I needed to get grounded in something. I needed to heal. I needed inner-security so I didn’t get so messed up when someone rejects me, be it mild or severe. You see, rejection became an insecurity in my heart.
I was in a pit so deep I couldn’t see the top of the hole. I could not fill the void in my soul. I couldn’t find someone that cared for me enough. I couldn’t find my worth in someone else. I couldn’t fix this.
And believe it or not, my husband couldn’t fill my longing either. I wanted him to but he didn’t have the power to heal my broken heart nor was it his problem to fix (hard truth).
Unfortunately, security is not a gift I could give myself.
Rejection that turns to insecurity triggers all sorts of emotions, reactions, and negative feelings often at a slight, simple trigger.
Rejection, when left untreated, will become an irrational voice in your head. Trust me! It can grow roots and become out of control like kudzu in the summer.
It is possible, however, to escape the rejected feelings in your heart and to release the heartache that comes with holding on for too long. God wants us to remain in Him.
Through my healing journey, God has shared so many wonderful things about my security and how to deal with rejection.
Here’s how God has brought healing to my heart –
The first thing I had to do was realize God needed to be my heart’s desire and until I became satiated and secure in Him I could not enjoy the gift of true friendship and peace of mind that also comes from Godly-security.
The next thing I learned is that feeling rejected is a response to an action that may not be inherently bad. When you have old hurts that turn to bitterness, something little can seem really big. I had to totally readjust my outlook on life in order to change my response to feeling left out.
Then I needed to pray and read scriptures. I needed God’s truth in my heart. I needed some Bible verses for rejection and how I was feeling in my heart. It’s amazing how the scriptures work in our life at the point we need it.
Then I had to forgive some folks. This was hard and it was not a one-shot approach. Forgiveness for me to a while but it was worth praying for the individuals that hurt me years ago. The more that the bitterness came up, the more I would pray. I prayed something like this – God, I don’t want to carry this burden on my own. I want to forgive ____________. I want to move on. I choose to forgive ______________. God please bless ____________. Amen. Sometimes, it was longer but you get the picture. You have to say I forgive and praying God’s blessing helped me to want good things for them.
Feeling rejected is about looking for security in others before you look for it in Jesus. The people in your life are broken and they are from a fallen world. Things happen and people get hurt. It’s a terrible truth but we are all sinners.
Security is a gift that only Jesus can give!
And insecurity/bitterness/rejection can only be healed through Him!!
The following Bible verses for rejection are wonderful to repeat or pray when you need them most.
If you deal with rejection or insecurity, read these Bible verses and cling to truths they give us. Pray the verses and meditate on them.
Followup with writing them down on index cards and keep them handy for weak moments.
Bible verses for the ones who are currently hurting.
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5
The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone Psalm 118:22
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Isaiah 53:3
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” John 15:18
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! Isaiah 49:15
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Psalm 34:17-19
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. Psalm 27:10
“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.” Luke 10:16
He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. John 1:11
Bible verses for the ones who are ready for peace.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. James 3:17
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14
And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” Mark 5:34
Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” Mark 9:50
Bible verses for the ones who need to be equipped.
For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. Psalm 94:14
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
Be he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:14-21