For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up. -Psalms 27:10
Do you have abandonment issues? When dealing with rejection of any kind, we can become injured and scarred inside our hearts. Most of us don’t like to be rejected by anyone–but especially by the ones we depend on most for love and care.
Have you felt abandoned because your mom or dad left–whether they are still in your life or not? Maybe you’ve just felt rejection because of the lack of love shown in your home. Maybe you are still dealing with rejection from years ago. Are you trying to get over a broken relationship or just fear not being accepted everytime you are trying to meet new people or date.
If you are dealing with abandonment issues of any kind, God wants you to know that He never rejects His children. At different times in life, we will all face rejection by loved ones, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others. It hurts and it can make us want to hide away, stop caring, or give up on life. But if you trust God, He will never leave you.
God adopts believers into his spiritual family
God has revealed in the Bible that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is adopted into His spiritual family. “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.” (Eph. 1:5) Not only do we become children of God, we end up with a whole lot of brothers and sisters. Meet them at your local church.
God doesn’t want us to have a fear of rejection ever again. We can talk to him like a regular dad, and He always listens.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” -Romans 8:15
God is near us always because we are special to Him
It’s a wonderful feeling to know how much our loved ones care about us. It might be by how they treat us, what they say, or just a gentle touch. If we lose that – or feel like we may have – it can be very painful, and that’s when we face abandonment issues. But that’s when we need to fall backwards into the loving arms of God and rest in Him. We can always depend on His love and know He is by our side.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You. -Psalms 139:17,18
Sometimes it just takes knowing the promises that God has given in the Bible to give us some reassurance. Even though we will always face rejection by someone, God will never reject us if we have become a part of His family. So “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you…” (James 4:8a).
All Bible References are from the NASB.