Scripture Reading: John 1:1–13
Key Verse: John 1:12
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
At some point, each of us will experience some form of rejection. And while we have to deal with it, we must keep in mind that we are not rejected.
God deemed our lives so precious and valuable that He sacrificed His only Son for us, guaranteeing acceptance by Him forever, should we choose to make Him Lord of our lives. Paul wrote, “And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death” (Colossians 1:21–22 nasb).
In combating feelings of rejection, we must remember what God says about us:
- We belong. We are His children, children who belong.
- We have worth. Regardless of what others tell us, God says we have worth because of Christ who lives inside of us. That’s what counts!
- We are capable. With the Holy Spirit living inside of us, we have the power to accomplish whatever God calls us to do (Philippians 4:13).
The world is wrong! We are valuable. And we are valuable to God, who places great importance on our lives as He desires to see us enjoy His kingdom and fellowship.
Thank You, Father, for the sacrifice of Your Son for me. Because of that I am Your child. No one can take that away from me.