Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Teenagers endure violence to be accepted into gangs, college students endure hazing to be accepted into fraternities or sororities, and people do things outside of their character to be accepted into a certain group. With God, He accepts us just the way we are. We don’t have to put on airs, act like fools, or be tortured to be accepted by God.

We often value the opinion of others and some of us are willing to do whatever needs to be done to gain their acceptance. If a certain person or group rejects us, that rejection has the potential to negatively impact the way we view ourselves. It hurts to the core if a parent rejects us. We feel bad because we put our best foot forward and they still reject us. When everyone else has rejected us, our confidence should be in knowing that God has accepted us.

We’re humans living in a sin contaminated body and we’ll miss the mark from time to time. Satan will attempt to make us feel like God has rejected us based on our sin. Lies!!! The blood of Jesus has forgiven all of our sins (past, present, and future) and although we’ve missed the mark, with flaws and all, God accepts us (Hebrews 9:26).

Receive this acceptance. Know that you are God’s beloved child. No matter how many people reject us, through Jesus Christ, God has accepted us and vowed to never let us go.