Since the dawn of time, man has had the need to be wanted. We crave acceptance, the desire to fit in and be loved. In all my struggles, I have found this to be one of the core needs of my being. But in a world littered with rejection, with a “use and throw away” mentality; it is very difficult to have this need satisfied. Like a constant rumbling in our stomachs to eat, we crave deep, lasting acceptance and love. In all my years on earth, I have only found this in one place.
“9 Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb;
You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.
10 Upon You I was cast from [j]birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb.”
Throughout Scripture, one theme runs through like a river of life, a beam of light in a darkened place. That theme is God’s love and desire to redeem, save, accept and love each and every person ever born.
Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.
I cannot begin to count the number of people who have told me of struggles they have because they sensed they were somehow a disappointment to their parents, or just their Mom or just their Dad. Parents play such a key role in our development that I think when we are rejected by them, it wounds us at our deepest levels. But God can heal us at these deep and wounded levels. I have come to realize that God receives me when I come to Him. Jesus promises us, John 6:37 “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
God wants all of us to come to Him. Sin keeps us from Him. He was the only One who could do anything about sin, and so He did. He took His own penalty for sin upon Himself, out of love for us. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
Come to Him today, if you have never done so. come to Him today, if you are already His, but suffer the deep wounds of rejection. There is healing with Him, He wants you, He love you, He cherishes you. No matter what people have done, or not done in your life, to you; God truly is the balm to heal all wounds. And He want to heal them. He desires none to perish, none to be lost.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Let this be the day Your healing begins