We are a family with several medical and special needs. I know that having children with special and/or medical needs can be very tiring and hard!
Since our oldest was born over a decade ago, we have been thrown into a world of hospitalizations, nebulizers, inhalers, food allergies, gastric/jejunal feeding tubes, multiple medications daily, never ending doctor appointments and therapies, sleepless nights, a nonverbal child, unexplained crying and pain, global developmental delays, chronic vomiting, and so much more. In addition to having multiple children with varying medical/special needs, I also have an autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis.
“Exhaustion” is my middle name!
In the early years, I felt so alone and hopeless. I spent a lot of nights and days in tears wondering how we could endure any more of the unknowns, the (not so fun) surprises, another scary diagnosis, the adjustments, the immobility, the loss of a normal life, and so on.
I am so thankful to say that my faith has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 10+ years as a special needs mom! Again and again, God has shown His faithfulness to our family. We have learned so much and changed so much from the life we are living with our children. Always, one thing remains our constant source of strength and hope: God’s Word. Here are 19 of my favorite Bible verses that have encouraged me in our special needs life!
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19 Bible Verses For The Special Needs Life
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. – Psalm 30:2
…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. – Psalm 30:5
…for the joy of the Lord is your strength. – Nehemiah 8:10
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Jeremiah 29:11
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; – Romans 12:12
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. – Romans 12:15
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. – Psalm 27:14
As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. – Mark 5:36
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. – Isaiah 41:10
Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. – 1 Chronicles 16:11
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. – Exodus 15:2
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. – Deuteronomy 31:6
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
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