Rejection is always hard to take no matter the case is. Most of the times, it feels like a personal attack. We think that we must have done something wrong, and we wonder what is it that we lack and why are we so unqualified. When everyone doesn’t seem to believe or support us, it’s easy to believe that God has turned His back on us too.

However, that notion couldn’t be more mistaken. The truth is that the Lord loves us unconditionally. He doesn’t look down on us because we’re imperfect, but accepts us just as we are instead.

When we feel rejected, it’s natural to want to withdraw from the world and hide away. But this is not what God wants for us. He wants us to reach out and connect with others, even when it’s difficult. When we do this, we open ourselves up to the possibility of healing and growth.

If you’re still trying to get over a rejection, pick yourself up with these verses from the bible:

Psalm 34:17-20 NIV

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

The righteous person may have many troubles,
    but the Lord delivers him from them all;
he protects all his bones. 

John 15:18 NIV

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.

1 Peter 2:4 NIV

As you come to him, the living Stone —rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—

Psalm 27:10 NIV

Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Psalm 94:14 NIV

For the Lord will not reject his people;
    he will never forsake his inheritance.

Isaiah 53:3 NIV

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

1 Peter 5:7 NIV

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Luke 10:16 NIV

“Whoever listens to you listens to me; whoever rejects you rejects me; but whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Romans 8:31 NIV

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?