Beloved. Most of you have felt rejection at some time in your life. Many of you have been treated unfairly by a corrupt and evil world. Many have had unbearable pain.
I understand and I know what you are feeling, My Child. Your Savior was despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief. But listen to the good news, Dear One.
Surely the Lamb of God has borne your griefs, and carried your sorrows; He was wounded for your transgressions, He was bruised for your iniquities: the chastisement of your peace was upon Him; and with His stripes you are healed.
Do not sorrow any longer, Beloved. The Glorious Cross changed everything. What the enemy meant for evil shall become your greatest place of victory! The Comforter Himself now dwells forever in your heart.
I comfort all who mourn, I give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for that spirit of heaviness. Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion you shall rejoice in your portion.
Hope in Me, Beloved. My Head was bowed down, so that yours could be raised up. I AM your Glory and the Lifter of your head. In your land you shall possess double; and everlasting joy shall be yours.
“He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed,” Isaiah 53:3.
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it,” Colossians 2:14-15.
“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him,” John 1:11.
“When He had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit,” John 19:30.
“Many are saying of my soul, “There is no deliverance for him in God.” But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain,” Psalm 3:2-4.
“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours,” Isaiah 61:7.
~Deborah Waldron Fry