In this life, we will always be faced with those things and people that we simply cannot understand. I guess if God wants us to understand, He will give us clarity. And when we ask for clarity, we must be prepared to see the truth. You can be kind, compassionate and loving in many situations in life and still be rejected. You can have best interests in your heart for others but still be rejected. In many of these cases, we never understand why. There are times when those who reject us are dealing with their own bitterness and envy but take it out on others who don’t deserve it. Yes, we all fall short and sometimes, it may be you that has hurt someone. When you give a heartfelt apology but only receive cold forgiveness, it hurts. That in not the type of forgiveness that comes from God. You know that deep down you are trying to be the best person you can be but others may not see it that way. Well guess who does see it that way? God does. He knows your heart and He knows the goodness that lives inside. A lot of people in this world don’t possess godly character. Many are only out for “themselves.” They take your kindness for weakness. They take your true love to be manipulation. But God doesn’t do that. In situations like these, we have to stay focused on the good that comes from God. We have to stay wrapped up in His love. If we don’t, we will be overtaken about all of the negative things that people say and do to us. Rejection hurts, especially when you know you do not deserve it. Rejection can cripple you, especially when you don’t understand why it has encircled your life or the life your kids. God knows how this type of rejection feels because He experiences it every day with us when we turn away from Him. He knows. If you are experiencing rejection today, reach out to God for comfort. Instead of trying to figure out, give it to God. He will take care of it. He will take care of you. Sometimes, rejection is God’s protection for you. Just have faith. Be Blessed. – S.L.M.