Living on the Promises: God Accepts You

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries5 Minutes

When has the spirit of rejection injured your heart? Maybe it was elementary school gym class, or perhaps it was a parent who never wanted a child, or a spouse who found someone new. The piercing pain of rejection is a common experience throughout our lives. But Jesus offers hope and healing in today’s promise:

Those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them (John 6:37 NLT).

What could be better than the acceptance of the King of kings? We don’t need anyone else’s approval. In God we are loved, chosen, blessed, redeemed, unique, adopted, heirs with Christ, God’s workmanship, a citizen of Heaven, free, and so much more!

Not only are we accepted by God through the work of Jesus on the cross, but God actually delights in us. As Zephaniah 3:17 tells us, “He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Take a moment to soak in that precious truth.

He built the desire for acceptance into our identity on purpose. His acceptance opens the way for us to live out our God-given potential and purposes (Ephesians 2:10). Our problem is that we’re born with a broken connection to God. We spend decades trying to prove our worth to ourselves and others – not realizing that without God, we can do nothing!

You see, the pain of rejection can have a powerful purpose: to move us toward the only One who will never reject us…our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Christ died for you while you were an enemy of God (Romans 5:7-8). That means, Jesus made a way for God’s enemies to return to the family and be coheirs with Him. His amazing grace reveals both His character and Christ’s confidence in the power of God’s love to transform hearts!

NOTHING you have ever thought, said, or done can stand between you, and God unless you choose to use those things as a reason to reject Him! God’s acceptance is always available, and it is the doorway to freedom. Separated from God, you are captive to sin that keeps you from being all you are designed to be. But restored to the family of God, you can access the authority and power you need to live wholly free!

No matter how far you may wander away from God, no matter how many times you reject Him…all you need to do is turn around to be restored. He’s running after you with His arms wide open, crying out, “Come home, child! This is where you belong.”

We encourage you to meditate on the following verses this month to truly understand God’s complete acceptance of you as His child.

Week One

“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37 ESV).

Week Two

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 ESV).

Week Three

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God (Romans 15:7 ESV).

Week Four

“He chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:4-6 ESV).