Validation. Webster defines this as follows: to substantiate, to confirm, to give official sanction or approval to. Mankind has always sought validation. From young to old, it is sought from our families, our friends, our peers, parents, co-workers, employers and sometimes even strangers. Validation provides one with a sense of belonging and acceptance. The opposite of validation might be rejection. Rejection is the loneliest word in the English language. And it is one of the most hurtful things a person can experience. From not getting picked for a team on the playground to that college or job rejection letter to those divorce papers. Rejection is difficult for everyone and never gets easier. That is why our relationship with our Heavenly Father is so important. We do not have to make enough, do enough or be good enough to be accepted by Him. In His realm, there are no standards to be met, no qualifications to live up to or required courses to take. Jesus Christ has fulfilled it all for us and by accepting Him, we get it all! Unconditional love is rarely if ever found among the human race. Oh, but God’s love is always accessible. He doesn’t ration it out, withhold it or put a price tag on it. God’s love is unending, unchanging, unlimited and unimaginable! The reason we can’t understand it is because we try to measure it by human standards. So don’t try to figure it out because you can’t. Jesus provides all the validation you will ever need and rejection isn’t in His vocabulary!
5 Your unfailing love, O LORD, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. 6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD. 7 How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:5-7 (NLT)
37 However, those the Father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. John 6:37 (NLT)