Feeling Hallow and Ignored?

Psalm 31:9-15

There is going to be moments in our lives when we will feel ignored and rejected by people. What is even harder to bear is when we are treated ill by those whom we love the most and don’t expect to come against us like that. 

See what David writes about one of those times 

‘My life leaks away, groan by groan;

   my years fade out in sighs.

My troubles have worn me out,

    turned my bones to powder.

To my enemies I’m a monster;

    I’m ridiculed by the neighbors.

My friends are horrified;

    they cross the street to avoid me.

They want to blot me from memory,

    forget me like a corpse in a grave,

    discard me like a broken dish in the trash.

The street-talk gossip has me

    “criminally insane”!

Behind locked doors they plot

    how to ruin me for good.”

It is difficult to know what to do when we feel that way. Life is hard and even harder when we don’t have people to walk with us when we are facing hardship. But, David finds a way out from his hallow and rejected state. 

“But I am trusting you, O Lord. I said, “You alone are my God; my times are in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.”

Psalm 31:14-15 

Prayer and keeping our hearts clean before God is the way we go from hollow places to deep places, from a place of rejected to a cherished one. 

(See Isaiah 49:15, John 15:18, Romans 8:31)