How I Cope with Being an Outcast

Recently, I was asked for advice about feeling like an outcast in school. I probably didn’t say the right thing, but I did say this:

Better days are ahead.

I also said that we can get mad at God about it.

But you know what?

You can’t criticize God for not understanding what it’s like to be an outcast.

That’s one thing we can not do. He endured it. 

In the very end he’s left out by even his own friends. Sure they celebrated him for a little while, but then the crowd turns on him in the same week! They went from “The King is here!” to “Crucify Him!” and then he’s on the cross feeling utterly forsaken.

If you’re an outcast, please don’t reject God as if He’s not practical and doesn’t get it.

He gets you better than anybody.

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Heather Chapman

I just relayed to my son, who has Asperger’s, what you said above about God not getting how he feels about being an outcast. It was like a lightbulb lit up in his eyes.He’s 12 and has been depressed due to his lack of friends. He is on a whole ‘nother’ level as other kids his age. He understands now. God DOES get him. Thanks for that.

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Kim Oanh Curtin Cash

Thank you for this post, Brant! My 3 sons, Paul and twins (John and William) all have Asperger’s as well. Paul is 17 now and he has been bullied in school, so I took him out of public school after 8th grade and am homeschooling him. He has always felt outcast and I know that you were kind to him in the past, Brant! Thanks for an awesome man of God! Jesus loves you! I sent you an email today with a past pic of you with Paul and Elizabeth from like 7 years ago. We miss you!