The Eradication of Rejection David’s own father thought so little of him that he, in essence, didn’t include him as a _______. (1 Sam. 16:1-11) David knew ______________ up close and personal from those closest to him, but he still went and fought Goliath. David knew the _________ of the Lord. He was in awe of God’s greatness and grandness – His power and knowledge. (Ps. 103:11; 8:3-4) And if the One who is the center of everything loved him, he didn’t have to live in ________ of what others thought.
___________ ______________ of God’s love eradicates rejection. David was willing to literally _______ ______ _______ for a sheep. (1 Sam. 17:34-36) He had the revelation that God – the God of all things – had a __________ for him ____________ than he had for his own sheep. (Ps. 23:1; Jn. 10:10-14) The words we most easily say in church – God loves me – are the words we most struggle with truly believing _________ ____________. When we in reality are more concerned about what other people think than what God thinks, we don’t truly grasp the depths of who God is and His love even though we say we ____________. (Jn. 12:42-43) The cross shouts God wants me, God desires me, God longs for me, God is ___________ for my heart. God loves me. If God is for us, (________ ________ ______ ___________) who may be against us? Romans 8:31 When we are rooted in His love, we are not _____________ by the reality of rejection or _____________ by the fear of rejection. (Eph. 3:17-19)