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My family and friends are all rejecting me. I am desperately unhappy with my life. Why am I being treated like this? Why am I so depressed and oppressed?


Thank you so much for your enquiry. I am so sorry you are experience such problems. They do sound like difficult circumstances. We are praying for you.

Undoubtedly, you are feeling so depressed and oppressed because of your rejection by the people whom you love. No one wants to be rejected by their own family and friends.

I would suggest your feelings and even your symptoms of depression are quite correct and a sign of emotional health and connectivity to the reality of your situation. It is right to be unhappy over these things. I would however, encourage you to speak to your doctor or medical practitioner regarding your depression, in case there is an underlying issue that they can rectify medically.

In response to this situation it is our hope that you have set yourself a focused time to pray and ask God for a turn-around in your situation and your relationships. May God graciously make it so. However, what if your family and friend are still rejecting you? I suspect your disappointment and depression would greatly increase. May I suggest then that you do in fact ask God for five other distinct things?

1) Ask God to show you if there is any unrighteous attitude or action which you are doing that might contribute to your family and friends rejection of you. Don’t worry, God loves you and if there is anything, He will reveal this to you.

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you (Philippians 3:14-15)

2) Ask God for His presence to be felt by you in such a way, that it would both eliminate your isolation and grant you confidence in Him. Remember He has said:

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:5-6)

3) Ask God to grant you strength that you might be able to withstand such hurt and oppression

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:10-12)

4) Ask God for courage that you may continue to follow Him in righteousness and truth

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints — and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:13-20)

5) Finally ask God to send you friends from His church to be with you, uphold you and stand with you in this great trial of yours.

For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus (2 Corinthians 7:5-6)

In summary, may God grant you all these things and in your confident and assured victory, make your family and friends ask you for a reason for the great hope which they see exhibited in you.

Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:

  • Psalm 27:10
  • 1 Peter 4:4
  • Hebrews 11:36

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