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The Healing of Rejection
The Significance of Suffering
We've been talking about how God heals; how God heals physically. The Bible says that when Jesus died, by His stripes we are healed. The Bible says that Jesus is the Great Physician. He had a great healing ministry. Many came to Jesus and He touched and healed them. It has been the legacy of the New Testament Church to have a ministry of healing.
Many times the wounds that we can see are healed more quickly than the wounds we cannot see. The scars we have on the outside, many times, are gone before the scars that are on the inside.
Last week we talked about the hidden wound of bitterness and today I want to talk to you about another hidden wound that we have that we need the Lord's touch and healing. This is a wound in our life that keeps us from loving others as we ought to love them. It keeps us from being loved as we want to be loved and it's the wound of rejection.
If I asked everyone in this room who had ever felt rejection on the part in their heart, all of you would raise your hands. If I asked how many of you liked rejection, we would all raise our hands again. None of us like rejection.
The Lord wants to heal that wound of rejection and many times we felt rejected as a child. We felt rejected as a teenager. We felt rejected as a young adult and many people are still carrying the wound of rejection in their life and still suffering from that wound.
Now, it says in Psalm 147, verse 3, "He healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds."
God wants to reach down to those who are broken in heart. Notice here that he is talking about a wound but he's not talking about a wound to the body but he's talking about wounded hearts. God wants to heal wounded hearts and wounded souls.
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