The Affliction Of Being Unloved And How To Respond

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.

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I Know How It Hurts

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.

An Opportunity

When the enemy comes in like a flood,

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

Hello, Stranger In Black


Hello

Stranger in black,

Why are you so sad?

What happened to take away your smile?

You are young

You are pretty

What happened?

Hello

Stranger in black

I saw you at the Bank

And instantly knew

That you were special

Then I saw you on my street

And realized you just moved in

I see you often

In shops

And in Church

Give me a chance to speak to you

And make you smile again

From your heart


Hello

Stranger in black

Your sadness has frozen men away

And made you solitary

You sometimes smile

But in your eyes

Your sorrow shows
Hello

Stranger in black

Your black garment is spiritual

Not physical

You have mourned for too long

Hidden from men

Take off your black garment

And smile once again

Because this man

Speaking wants to

Transform your inner garment

From sorrow to happily married

He wants to make you a special women

If you will let him