Even before a divorce happens, our feeling of acceptance can be shattered. Why am I not good/pretty/handsome/rich/nice/blessed enough for them to love me just the way I am?
The feeling of not being accepted shakes our belief in ourselves and tears down our self-images causing us to question our place in this world.
Too many times, we think acceptance and approval goes hand in hand. They are two totally different subjects.
You do not need to approve of someone’s sins and destructive behavior to accept them as a human being and someone that needs our love and forgiveness.
When you accept someone else, you agree to not allow other people’s issues to change how you value them as a person.
When we become parents, we accept our children even though they spend most of their first days crying, pooping, and sleeping. They cannot validate us, yet we accept them because we love them.
Especially now, we all need acceptance and the best way to receive acceptance, is to accept others, good or bad.
7 Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. Romans 15:7
Our acceptance is determined by the value of the one giving it, and God thinks you are worth great value. He accepts you, no matter what anyone else says
God, help me to accept others while I grasp how deeply You accepts me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.