Things have been difficult lately to say the least. I’ll write a post later with most recent updates on Sweet Baby. I came across this beautifully encouraging post by Kelly Langston at Not Alone. Post and photo courtesy of Not Alone. I hope you are encouraged today.
Being a special needs parent is like climbing a great mountain. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s downright overwhelming.
When the journey begins—and you received that unexpected diagnosis—you suddenly find yourself at the base of a great mountain. The scale of this mountain is enormous and the trail that leads to the summit is rocky at best. Standing at its base looking upward, thoughts of self-doubt begin to flood your mind.
Do I have the strength to make the journey?
When we are filled with disparaging thoughts— the ones that come frequently when we consider the weight of caring for a child with special needs—we can find strength in one name:
We can become so overwhelmed that we are paralyzed with dread. Times can be so hard that we don’t have the words to express the pain or call to someone for help. In times like that, remember that name.
Somewhere today, a doctor is giving parents news about their child … and their lives will never be the same.
In a home somewhere, there is a marriage under stress:
Right now, a mother longs for her little one to get an appropriate education … but doesn’t know where to go:
This evening, a dad is comforting a child who has been teased and ridiculed:
Somewhere a family has no idea how they will be able to pay for therapies this month:
Don’t doubt the power in this name: Jesus. He is our Advocate. Our Author and Finisher. He gives us a New Song. His name alone makes the darkness flee. He looses chains and sets us free. In that name is the power over death itself.
If you are feeling weary and overwhelmed, just remember that name. I promise you, it is so much more than enough.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
– Philippians 4:13