And gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, October 16, 2008

God Sees The Big Picture

I believe the life of a special needs mother can be compared to riding a roller coaster. There are upswings of great joy and relief, and sudden, unexpected drops into grief and sorrow. We have struggles and challenges in our lives that most mothers would never dream of. Our road is different.

But being different does not mean it is a mistake -- God doesn't make mistakes. He doesn't look at our children and the challenges they are facing and wring His hands. There is no Heavenly panic over our little ones. They are perfectly and wonderfully made.

And we as mothers of children with special needs are no surprise to God. In fact, we have been specially chosen to be their mothers. When we are feeling weak or incompetent, we must hold on to the knowledge that He has equipped us with the strength and grace to meet the challenges of our lives. Even when we feel we are faltering, we are never beyond His reach.

Our children are made in the image of God. So are we. He holds us all in the palm of His hand. He sees, and we are never alone.

PRAYER: Lord, though I may not understand the path You have set before me, I trust You to lead me. Watch over me and my child this day. Help us to remember that You are always beside us, and fill me with Your Spirit. Amen.

Your Sister in Christ,

I have learned and learned again that I must surrender -- to yield, but not capitulate -- to the path that has been laid out before me.


GOPMOM said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Theresa. Of all the drivel out there filling the web, your offering is like a light in a dark world. Thank you for all you do, for your children, for your family, for us.
God Bless, GOPMOM

Special Needs Mom said...

Thank you for your kind words, GOPMOM. May God bless you, too.