No one likes to experience rejection or to be disappointed, but we all have been there before. The fear of rejection or even dealing with the lingering effects of past rejections can lead us to pull away, shrinking back from doing things we truly want to do in life out of fear. God never intended for us to live with fear:
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. ( Isaiah 41:10 NLT)