I was once with a group of friends doing things that did not glorify God . Upon accepting Jesus Christ , I was rejected . I was shaken ! I became an outcast to the people who were the only ones I could call my friends . I felt broken and I began to question whether or not I made a good decision to accept Jesus Christ any at all . If you ask me , my rejection was self imposed . Some time later, I got the revelation that without a bruise and rejection there is no healing .
“He was despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief; And like One from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him. But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]; The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him, And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:3-5 AMP
Jesus Christ was rejected , wounded and bruised for you and me . The great difference is that he did nothing to deserve it . It was not something that he had done which resulted in this penalty . It was in an attempt to pay the price for sinful humanity . I can just imagine as Jesus Christ winced in pain as he carried our sins and endured affliction . He endured the cross so that we can have peace . People continue to wander away from God and trivialize the price Jesus Christ paid.
Yet God, in his divine wisdom thought it best to send his only begotten son to pay the penalty for our sins . God must have thought that without bruising or the shedding of blood , there could be no healing . I thank God that I was rejected when I was rejected so that I could experience this healing of salvation . God also promised that when everyone has forsaken you , God would lift you up .
“Although my father and my mother have abandoned me, Yet the LORD will take me up [adopt me as His child].”
Psalms 27:10 AMP
Be blessed !