I have heard your prayers, and I know your disappointment as a result of circumstances and life not being what you expected. But, withdrawing and putting up your own defenses against rejection will only isolate you further. Do not be afraid to come out of your cave of despair, for it is the issues of life and your response to them that is molding and shaping your character. Forgive and release those who have hurt you. Remember that all things are indeed working together for your eternal good. Every attempt to control your environment for the purpose of maintaining your personal comfort level will be met with devastation. Your place of safety will only be found in Me. I am your shield, your fortress, and your high tower. Run to Me, and hide yourself in the cleft of the Rock.