by Kelly Pelton (written 16 Mar 2021)
The churches can say “get over it” to your hurt feelings; ignore them. Forge ahead, just you and Jesus; bring every sad memory to Him. All those times you’ve been overlooked, invisible, or excluded matter to Christ; He has the time, and while on earth, He exuded the healing concern that transforms pain. He knows how your younger heart bought in to the lies about you, even if only a small part of you ever doubted your worth or thought you deserved punitive treatment in a situation. His power is transformative, freeing you from second-guessing, separating you from those who fail to see your humanity, who don’t recognize your value. You’ll take your own side against them, rejecting their cold rejection, embracing God’s great love for you, leaving behind your dejection because you’ll know you’re not less than those who wanted you to believe their opinion of you matters; His freedom from them you receive.