It is never easy trying to deal with the loss of a parent, in any form. However, the pain of rejection experienced by not having the love of a parent can be much harder to deal with when you seek and cannot find answers.
If you are one of those hurting souls today, be encouraged! You too can and will overcome this rejection, if you are willing to accept the love of our heavenly Father. All good things come from our heavenly Father. He is the true source of love—He is LOVE. Ask Him to help you come to terms with your position within your earthly family, then open your eyes to see how He has protected you throughout your life. Then embrace Psalm 27:10.
In Matthew 7:7-8 we are told to ask, seek and knock. If you walk in His will, anything you ask of Him shall be yours. The empty space will still be there but accepting God’s love will fill your heart with forgiveness. A forgiving heart will find you loving that parent who neglected you.
Being able to forgive will start the process of restoration. If the opportunity is no longer there to have a relationship with that parent, at least you would have been released from the bondage of resentment/hate. This release will then free you up to worship God from a pure heart and find you being blessed with an abundant life according to St. John 10:10. He did it for me. I am confident you will have victory if you embrace forgiveness.
Psalm 27:10“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” Copyright 2011 J.S.Ramkissoon
Thank you for sharing this, what an encouragement! Indeed you so spoke rightfully and yes, we need each other in this life...This really touched my heart. May you continue writing for His glory.
Wishing you every joy.
My dear Janice! How wonderful to revisit this site after a loooong hiatus and to find this excellent exhortation from you! Yes, I have walked in the path of forgiveness of rejection and have tasted the marvelous healing power of our Savior, especially toward my Dad. Now here I am, living with my two folks and helping Mum deal with his galloping dementia. How glad I am that my Dad and I found healing in the arms of the Mighty One prior to the loss of his clear thinking! May many others find the miracle of forgiveness through your words. Love, Sherry
P.S. I don't have PM but my email is in my profile...
I am praising God with you as you live renewed and restored in the Love of our Father in Heaven. I was blessed with a loving earthly family - unlike I have witnessed in many others - and even so, I was astounded at my great need to succumb to the Love only God can give unto eternal life. This and only this has made me whole and has secured my eternal future in the very Presence of the One Who loves me more than any other! Blessings always, my sister and friend :)