“He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him” (Isaiah 53:3).
Nobody understands rejection except for the one who has experienced it. We all have the inborn desire to be accepted by others, and we might go through great lengths to gain that acceptance. But being rejected is a very bitter pill to swallow. One can begin to wallow in self-pity, grief and depression. Some have even contemplated suicide due to the rejection by those who were thought to be ‘friends.’ Having been hurt by this arrow to the soul, we may find individuals who become distrustful of others and retreat into their own shell so they will not be hurt again.
My dear friend, Christ was rejected by men and He fully understands your plight, You will find Him to be a very sympathetic Savior, kind Shepherd and permanent, unfailing friend. May I suggest you take the time to read Hebrews 2:18 and 4:14-16 for your encouragement, hope and uplift. Jesus said, “He who comes to Me, I will in no wise cast out!’ Christ cares!
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:18
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16