Rejected and Forsaken
We have examples in the scripture where people feel, and truly are, rejected or persecuted, yet can find comfort in their relationship with the Lord God, even though their world is caving in.
1. Psalm 27:10
When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.
Father and mother are the last ones on earth that would ever forsake a person, in a normal functional family. This is an extreme case of rejection.
2. Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
This describes total disaster - nothing left at all. Yet will I rejoice in the Lord.
3. Acts 16:16-28
Paul and Silas were falsely accused of making trouble in Philippi...