Message about how to respond when you are experiencing the pain and affliction of rejection and being unloved.
Jacob Marries Leah and Rachel
After Jacob had stayed with him for a whole month, 15 Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing? Tell me what your wages should be.” 16 Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. 17 Leah had weak[a] eyes, but Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful. 18 Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, “I’ll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel.” 19 Laban said, “It’s better that I give her to you than to some other man. Stay here with me.” 20 So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. 21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife. My time is completed, and I want to make love to her.” 22 So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. 23 But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. 24 And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant. 25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?” 26 Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. 27 Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.” 28 And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife. 29 Laban gave his servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her attendant. 30 Jacob made love to Rachel also, and his love for Rachel was greater than his love for Leah. And he worked for Laban another seven years. Jacob’s Children 31 When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless. 32 Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben,[b] for she said, “It is because the Lord has seen my misery. Surely my husband will love me now.” 33 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Because the Lord heard that I am not loved, he gave me this one too.” So she named him Simeon.[c] 34 Again she conceived, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “Now at last my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” So he was named Levi.[d] 35 She conceived again, and when she gave birth to a son she said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” So she named him Judah.[e] Then she stopped having children.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:31 – 4:32 NKJV)
I know how it hurts Trust me, I know
When you are betrayed By the very ones Who should protect you It feels worse than A million arrows To the soul It breaks the heart And Spirit
Child of mercy Forget the pain Forget the sorrow I know how it hurts But remember That we are all human Just remember That the devil can use Anyone to break Our hearts If they are not truly Devoted to Christ That one who broke Your heart Was simply under The influence of evil He was hypnotized To break you
The Lord is bigger The Lord is stronger Forget the hurts Bitterness and grievances And forgive the offender Who cruelty hurt you Betrayed you and disappointed you Love is stronger than death And it is only in pure love That we can see victory Because no one can claim To be without sin We have also hurt others In the past And God forgave us.
The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19 NKJV)
When sorrow comes Like a flood We must see this as An opportunity to Be steadfast in Loving Christ And rejoicing in Him Who has the power to crush Sorrow. It is an opportunity To pray and depend On God.
When our enemies come Against us He who destroys With the breath of His mouth Will lift up a standard Against them And destroy them.
Sorrow is never pleasant And God does not Want us to be in sorrow However, because we Are human, we are Not immune to it God feels our pains And sorrows And will finally wipe Out all sorrows At the end of time.
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 NKJV)
Now that we are Still in time We can overcome Sorrow by constant Prayer and an attitude Of constant joy And delighting in Christ For His blood that Set us free Through thanksgiving, praise And worship It is in prayer, praise And worship That He manifests