“…to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:6
Fellow believer, you can’t earn acceptance or measure up by self-effort. It is a gift of God’s grace! Acceptance is the remedy for human rejection. Here’s a poem by Charles Solomon:
The path to feeling acceptance
Is paved with acceptance on Earth;
Being valued by others I love
Enhances my own feeling of worth.
Oh, the release and freedom He gives
As I behold His wonderful face;
As Jesus makes real my acceptance in Him,
And I learn the true meaning of grace.
A pity it is that so late we find
His love need not be earned;
As we yield to Him all manner of strife
A precious truth has been learned.
Then, as we share with others who search
For love, acceptance, and rest;
They’ll find in us the Savior’s love
And experience the end of their quest.
Chuck’s poems are published in The Wisdom of (Charles R.) Solomon. For more on the counseling topic, read The Ins and Out of Rejection. (Both are available at the GFI store).