Friday, March 28, 2008

Rejected yet loved....


Hey sweet friends...

Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! I wish the weather was a little better. Its cold, drizzly, and just not feeling like Spring here in West TN. It really is depressing and I'm not happy about it!

But, today is Friday and our beloved siesta, Patty, hosts the amazing Godstop Friday and I'm squeezing mine in at the end of the day. I've been a little humdrum this week.

Ya see...I experienced some rejection this past week. It hurt. It still hurts. It's not pleasant. Its not fun. You want to cry alot. You just don't have the usual joy and hop in your step. You want to just be alone. You want to stay home. You don't want to be out and about. Its just plain hard.

But, the sweet, sweet voice that I can truly hear in my heart is this....

"Fran, I'm right here. I'm right here, my child. I haven't left you. I'm here holding your heart, your hand, your mind, your soul, your body. Let me be your strength when you have none. Let me be the only One that brings you true joy. Let me be the One who never leaves you. Let me be the One you've known all along was right here with you. Let me love your tender heart and heal you again. I'm here Fran. Remember me....I'm Jesus."

He is the only One who can heal, restore, and give us all that we need when we feel rejected and alone.

Oh how I praise Him for that right now. I plan on being with Him tonight. My family is gone and I have been given the gift of being alone for awhile and that is a good thing right now.....I'm going to be with Jesus. I need some tending to!

I love you all. Have a blessed weekend.
Hugs~

20 comments:

beckyjomama said...

Amen Siesta!!
I am praying that you are amazingly Blessed and refreshed by your time with HIM!!

God Bless!!
Becky Jo

Ang baylis said...

Hi, Fran. I am praying for you tonight! Sometimes God needs us to Himself and it sounds like this is one of those times. If you can, listen to a song by Terry MacAlmon called, "Even So".

I came over here from Teri's blog tonight to make a little joke about being a Snapdragon. I am one too and I didn't like the sounds of it. It doesn't matter now. I know you know from my post today that I don't like the feeling of being rejected either. I guess no one does. But, by the sounds of your prayer you know Him and He will bring you comfort and wrap His arms around you!

You are loved by all of your Siestas... especially me right this moment!
Angie xoxo

Patty said...

Sweet Fran,
I am sorry that someone hurt you in that way. Rejection is hard and only God can bring healing. I remember a night 10 years ago, fresh from divorce and still very angry. My boys were gone and it was just me and God. I was watching a pastor on t.v. and he was talking about rejection and hurts. He talked about forgiving the offender and he said we could get a chair, sit it in front of us and pretend the person that hurt you was sitting in the chair. He said to tell the person how they hurt you and how angry you are. I felt God wanting me to do that with my ex and I did it. It felt silly at first but once I got going it was coming out of my mouth and afterwards I felt like a ton of bricks had been lifted off of me. I praise God for that night. I am not sure why I just shared that w/you because I don't know your situation but please know that I will be praying for you!
Love,
Patty

MelanieJoy said...

I'm sorry you've had a rough week.
I'll be saying a prayer for you tonight...

Denise said...

I am very sorry that someone hurt your dear heart. If I could, I would take your pain, and throw it in the ocean my sweet friend. God loves you so very much, He will replace that hurt, with His joy. I am sending you great big hugs and love.

BethAnne said...

I am sooooo sorry that your feelings were hurt My first thoght was : who on earth would hurt Fran's feelings? She is so sweet! Then, my next thought was: "Let me at'em!!!" And yes, I know that wasnt the most Jesus-like thought, but why try to hide it - He knows my heart!
I pray that you will remember that the One who matters would never reject you and I also pray that the one who was mean to you would see it and ask your forgiveness so you get a chance to be Jesus to him/her.
Have a great day! I hope it isnt raining in your part of TN like it is in mine!

Julie said...

Fran,
I am so sorry you experienced rejection this week.
I HATE rejection. I was talking to Papa about that this week, just asking Jesus how He dealt with all the rejection. He understands us so much you know. I am grateful to know He understands and hurts with me with that "understanding hurt."

I am glad He came and ministered so greatly to you.

You are of great value.

Have a blessed weekend.
Julie

Teri said...

Fran, I just have to tell you that reading your post just made me want to scream. Rejection is never pretty or fun. I am so sorry that you have had to endure this friend. Whatever it is, please know, you have siestas who are pulling for you! Praying for you.
Wish I could be a shoulder for you. This is when internet friendships get hard...not being able to comfort a sister. But know the thought is there.
love you girl,
Ter

Alana said...

I'm so sorry you've been hurt in this way. It is so true what Teri had to say about it being hard to be a friend when not person to person. Thankfully God is always there even when people are not. You are loved!

Cassie said...

rejection is so hard sometimes...for all of us...I am sorry you had to experience that this week....Praying for you...

Susan said...

Hey Sweet Siesta. You are in my prayers today...

Love ya.

He Knows My Name said...

we know God knows everything and the Bible says He became everything BUT when it comes to rejection oooo He knows rejection. this one He's all over. It hurts and if it's someone we care about it hurts even more. I ask God that He will comfort you and give you wisdom. Now with that said i got some italian relatives i could loan you. :) many hugs for you. ~janel

annie's eyes said...
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annie's eyes said...

This is so honest and raw and fresh-your sweet heart hurts right now and I am sorry. Yet you know Who to turn to for healing and restoration. God stops us in all kinds of ways to come to Him. That is the silver lining in the dark cloud. I experienced a rejection lately that was more a realization that a friend was not who she represented. I still am not over it. I think I thought too highly of her and God just knocked down an idol for me. I am praying for your heart to be restored to joy. Blessings to you, dear friend. Annette

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I'm with Bethanne and I bet the two of us could take 'em down!

All kidding aside....I am so sorry. I just wish I could be there to give you a big hug and remind you how special you are to our Father and to your siesta's.....

I hope you had a wonderful time alone with our Healer......

Love you girl~
steph.

Denise said...

Thinking of you dear one, love you bunches.

Dana said...

Fran,
Hope your alone time with Jesus brought you peace. Oh how I love those times to be alone, still and loved by the Father. Blessings-
Dana

jennyhope said...

Sweet Fran,

I have been praying for you and have had you on my heart. El Roi--the God who sees you!
He loves you so! Praying that you will feel that love.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I hope your time with Him was blessed!

connorcolesmom said...

Someone rejected you! Well they must not be on their right mind b/c you are just darling and I love you dearly!
I know about rejection and I will pray for this hurt to heal!
I love your perspective on it!
Love you
Kim

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