What should I do when other people don’t accept me? - Acceptance - TouchPoints

What should I do when other people don’t accept me?

Psalm 27:10Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close.Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.

Isaiah 49:15"Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!

We can take comfort that God’s love endures even when people are fickle and cruel.

Galatians 2:20My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Psalm 13:13-14

1 Samuel 16:7But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."

Our value is not determined by the opinions of others. Each of us is a unique creation of God, redeemed through the death of God’s Son. This divine assessment of our great worth is always true, regardless of how people treat us.

Romans 12:19-20Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, "I will take revenge; I will pay them back," says the LORD. [20] Instead, "If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads."Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.”

It’s easy to get sucked into the endless cycle of bitterness and retaliation. Instead, God calls us demonstrate Christ-like love to all people, even those who don’t accept us. We may be surprised how many people accept us when we first accept them.