How can I overcome feelings of rejection?

Here's the answer:

Rejection is hard, but you can remind yourself that you are loved by God.

All of us will face rejection at some point in our lives. We may be rejected by a friend, a parent, or a teacher, which may result in feeling disappointed or unliked. Whenever we feel this way, it is good to know how to overcome feelings of rejection. When you are feeling rejected, remind yourself that you are accepted by God. In Colossians, we learn that we are “dearly loved” (Colossians 3:12-14).

Other people will reject us, but God never will. He loves us unconditionally. We are given love, support, and eternal life through Jesus. In the end, only His opinion of us matters. It is often helpful to talk through our feelings of rejection with a trusted adult (like your parent, teacher, pastor, or an older friend from church). They can help us think through the situation and remind us that we are loved.

Through Jesus, we know we are accepted by the One who loves us more than anyone or anything else.

Bible Truth

"Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Those blessings come from the heavenly world. They belong to us because we belong to Christ. God chose us to belong to Christ before the world was created. He chose us to be holy and without blame in his eyes. He loved us. So he decided long ago to adopt us. He adopted us as his children with all the rights children have. He did it because of what Jesus Christ has done. It pleased God to do it. All those things bring praise to his glorious grace. God freely gave us his grace because of the One he loves" (Ephesians 1:3-6).

"God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

"You are God’s chosen people. You are holy and dearly loved. So put on tender mercy and kindness as if they were your clothes. Don’t be proud. Be gentle and patient. Put up with one another. Forgive one another if you are holding something against someone. Forgive, just as the Lord forgave you. And over all these good things put on love. Love holds them all together perfectly as if they were one" (Colossians 3:12-14).