Scriptures to break the stronghold of REJECTION
Priscilla Van Sutphin  goinupstream@hotmail.com

Also see  Father's Love Letter on front page of this site...www.upstreamca.org
& article on rejection

Although my father and my mother have forsaken me, yet the Lord will take me up [adopt me as His child]. [Ps 22:10.]   Ps 27:10 AMP 

When my father and my mother forsake me,then the LORD will take care of me.  Ps 27:10 NKJV  

What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. Prov 19:22-23 NIV 

What then shall we say to these things ? If God is for us, who can be against us ?  He Who did  not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all; how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?  Who shall bring a charge against God's elect ?  It is God Who justifies..Who will separate us from the Love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? As it is written: " For Your sake we are killed all day long;  We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter"   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord .    Romans 8:31-33, 35-39 NKJV

Lord God, help me to trust in Your unfailing love;  cause my heart to rejoice in Your salvation   Help me to sing to You, Lord , for You have dealt bountifully with me !  Ps 13:5-6

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;  My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me;  Because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;  My flesh also will rest in hope..You will show me the path of life;  In Your presence is fullness of JOY;  At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.   Psalm 16:7-9,11

I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;  Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.  Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them.  Keep me as the apple of Your eye;  Hide me under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me. Psalm 17:6-9 NKJV

I will love You, O Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;  My God, my strength, in whom I will trust ;  My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.   He sent from above,  He took me;  He drew me out of many waters.  He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too strong for me.  They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support.  He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because HE DELIGHTED IN ME !  
Psalm 18:1-3, 16-19

Ex 15:13-14 NIV     "In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.  The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will grip the people of Philistia.

1 Sam 20:13-15 NIV  (Jonathon to David )  May the LORD be with you as he has been with my father. 14  But show me unfailing kindness like that of the LORD as long as I live, so that I may not be killed, 15  and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family-not even when the LORD has cut off every one of David's enemies from the face of the earth."

2 Sam 22:51 NIV    He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,  to David and his descendants forever."

Ps 6:2-10 NIV  Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in anguish.  How long, O LORD, how long?  Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. No one remembers you when he is dead.  Who praises you from the grave?   I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench  my couch with tears. My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.  Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.  The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.   All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

Ps 21:7-8   NIV    For the king trusts in the LORD; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken. Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes.

Ps 31:15-16 NIV  My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.  Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Ps 32:10-11 NIV  Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him. Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

Ps 33:1-5 NIV   Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Ps 33:18-22 NIV  But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.  In him our hearts rejoice,  for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.

Ps 36:7-11 NIV  How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart. May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.

Ps 44:23-26 NIV   Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself ! Do not reject us forever. Why do you hide your face and forget our misery and oppression? We are brought down to the dust; our bodies cling to the ground.  Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love.

Ps 48 :9 -11 NIV  Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. Mount Zion rejoices, the villages of Judah are glad because of your judgments.

Ps 51:1-1 NIV  (For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.) Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.

5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. 6  Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place. 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness ;  let the bones you have crushed rejoice. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you. 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of  your righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Ps 52:8-53:1 NIV  But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever. I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.

Ps 77:7-12 NIV  "Will the Lord reject forever ?   Will he never show his favor again ? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time ?  Has God forgotten to be merciful ?  Has he in anger withheld his compassion ?" Selah.  Then I thought, "To this I will appeal:  the years of the right hand of the Most High."   I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.

Ps 85:6-12 NIV  Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you
? 7  Show us your unfailing love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints--but let them not return to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.

Ps 90:14-91:1 NIV  Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.  Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us--yes, establish the work of our hands.

Ps 107:8-9 NIV  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

Ps 107:15-16 NIV  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.

Ps 107:21-22 NIV  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Ps 107:31-36 NIV  Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders. He turned rivers into a desert, flowing springs into thirsty ground, and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there. He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs; there he brought the hungry to live, and they founded a city where they could settle.

Ps 119:41-43 NIV   May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise; then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word. Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.

Ps 119:76-88 NIV  May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight. May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts. May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.

81 Kaph
My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?" Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees. How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors? The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law. All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause. They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.

Ps 130:7-8 NIV  O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

Ps 143:8  Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

Ps 147:11-13 NIV   the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. Extol the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion, for he strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.

Prov 20:6-7 NIV  Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?  The righteous man leads a blameless life;  blessed are his children after him.

Isa 54:10-13 NIV  Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed ,"says the LORD, who has compassion on you. "O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will build you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with sapphires. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. All your sons will be taught by the LORD, and great will be your children's peace.

Lam 3:32-33 NIV   Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.

Hosea 10:12 NIV    Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.

Ps 138:1-3 NKJV    I will praise You with my whole heart. Before the gods I will sing praises to You.  I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.

Ps 144:2-9 NKJV   My lovingkindness and my fortress, My high tower and my deliverer, My shield and the One in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me. 3  LORD, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?  Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?   Man is like a breath; His days are like a passing shadow.  Bow down Your heavens, O LORD, and come down; Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. Flash forth lightning and scatter them.  Shoot out Your arrows and destroy them. Stretch out Your hand from above; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of foreigners, Whose mouth speaks vain words, And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,

Jer 9:24 NKJV        But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.   For in these I delight," says the LORD.

Jer 31:3-4 NKJV   The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.

Jer 32:17-20 NKJV     'Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.   You  show lovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them--the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts. You are great in counsel and mighty in work, for your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.

Hos 2:19-3:1 NKJV    "I will betroth you to Me forever; Yes, I will betroth you to Me In righteousness and justice, In lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the LORD.   "It shall come to pass in that day That I will answer," says the LORD ; "I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth. The earth shall answer With grain, With new wine, and with oil; They shall answer Jezreel. Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!' "

Ex 34:6-7 NKJV
And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin,

Deut 4:31 NKJV   (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

2 Sam 22:26-31 NKJV   "With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; 27   With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. 28  You will save the humble people; But Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them down. "For You are my lamp, O LORD; The LORD shall enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

2 Chron 30:9 NKJV  For if you return to the LORD, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him."

Neh 9:19-20 NKJV      Yet in Your manifold mercies  You did not forsake them in the wilderness.  The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day, To lead them on the road;  Nor the pillar of fire by night, To show them light, and the way they should go.  You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,  And did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, And gave them water for their thirst.

Jer 3:12-13 NKJV   'Return, backsliding Israel,' says the LORD,'I will not cause My anger to fall on you. For I am merciful,' says the LORD;'I will not remain angry forever. Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the LORD your God, And have scattered your charms To alien deities under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice,' says the LORD.

Joel 2:13-14 NKJV        So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him--A grain offering and a drink offering for the LORD your God?

Matt 5:3-12 NKJV      "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.   Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Luke 6:27-32 NKJV      "But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

Luke 6:35-36 NKJV    But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.  36   Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.

Heb 8:10-12 NKJV     For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." 

James 5:11-12 NKJV   Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Ps 42:2-3 NKJV      My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me,  "Where is your God?"

Ps 56:8-12 NKJV  You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your
book?   When I cry out to You, then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me. In God ( I will praise His word ), In the LORD ( I will praise His word ), In God I have put my trust ; I will not be afraid.   What can man do to me?

Ps 126:5-6 NKJV     Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.

Mal 3:17-18  NKJV   "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him."  Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.