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Prasanta Verma is a freelance writer, poet, and artist. Prasanta was born under an Asian sun, raised in the Appalachian foothills in the southern U.S., and now lives in the upper Midwest. She is a mom of three and coaches high school debate.

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  1. When we turn inward with our hurt, we eventually run out of room. Thank you for words that reveal God to be the wide open space of forgiveness and courage that keeps us moving in health and freedom no matter what obstacles we encounter.
    Blessings to you, Prasanta!

    • Michelle, I like how you word that: the space within us is confining compared to the wide-open space of forgiveness and courage. That’s the only way forward. Blessings to you and thank you for sharing!

  2. What a blessing to read your wonderful truths about rejection. Also, a blessing to discover you, Prasantal and how Jesus has used you to minister to all of us. I really like this quote from you, “Rejection does and will continue to hurt. The difference, however, is that I do not allow it to define me and I have a choice in how I respond. “

    • Nancy, thank you for your encouragement! Facing rejection is something we all face at one time or another. I’m hopeful these words will minister to readers and encourage those who need it in some small way.

  3. This is such a beautiful post, thank you so much for sharing. Praise be to a good God who takes our hurts and heals our hearts with His love, and shapes us to love others in ways that would not be possible on our own. Your words echo the same journey and conclusions I’ve come to in my own life, and I love this beautiful summary of a journey so much longer and harder than can be described in a few short words. I have two little girls that I pray for every day that they would be confident in God’s love, treat others well, and spend time pursuing God. That they would “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and constant in prayer” (Romans 12:12). I hope that they too may come to handle rejection in their lives in the beautiful way you have described. Blessings to you.

    • Dear Jenny, that’s a wonderful and specific prayer for your little girls, and they are off to a strong and good beginning with a mom like you. We each have journeys, and will have our trials, and your little girls will have them, too, but the prayer you have spoken over them is the building of a firm foundation of hope.

  4. Prasanta, I wish I had grasped this truth far earlier in life! It took some unraveling but God showed me I had let a rejection fuel the lie that I wasn’t worthy of “full price” love and should plop myself on the clearance rack. Needless to say, that introduced a painful season of life. Even though that was years ago, I never tire of reminders of His everlasting love! Love that you shared that verse and this message. I don’t think we ever stop needing reminders!

    • Pearl, I can identify and it’s devastating, isn’t it? I’m so glad that God reveals HIs truth to us. I, too, am in need of reminders! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Dear Nancy,

    Than KJ s for being real raw and vulnerable by sharing the three aspects of your struggles and new perspectives! The challenges and lies creep in at any age. Being older can mean being wiser, but not always so. I can personally testify to that! However, being older has given me more opportunities to accept and live in Gods love and the Truth of His Holy Spirit. Its a day process for me to breathe the very life I’ve been given, as I longingly and lovingly praying for my daughters.

    • Dear Joan, getting older does offer more and more “growth” opportunities, for sure! Actually, it seems that each stage in life has a new lesson (or two, or three). 🙂 It is wonderful to hear about your joy for living in God’s grace and praying for others. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Good job Prasanta, Your writing is clear and heartfelt. So many need to hear this message and I believe will find it comforting and helpful.
    Victoria

  7. Prasanta,

    Everyone feels unloved at times. Rejection hurts. This world tells us to look or act a certain way & then we will be loved by many. That may be, but people still bully & reject us nonetheless. We have become a divisive country with hatred all around us. Most of us believe the lies sent from the evil one that “we aren’t pretty, smart, etc.” What we all need to learn is the truth that God loves us no matter what! He loves us with an everlasting love that can’t be changed no matter how we look or act. Some people may never like us & for me that is ok. My philosophy is “God made me in His image. If you don’t like what you see then talk to God!” Stop listening to the lies & lean into God’s truth hard!

    Blessings 🙂

  8. Miss Prasanta,

    I cannot believe the words I just read… what a clear answer and confirmation to prayer. This encouraged my soul so much. Thank you for authentically letting Him use you. What a beautiful gift. I pray your day is blessed as you seek Him!

  9. Wow! You just wrote my life story!! I’m learning daily that God truly loves me and that He’ll take care of me! Thank you for sharing your heart! God bless you richly!!