Being a special needs mom is hard work. Between the sensory therapy, getting new diagnoses, fighting dr’s and insurance companies, living on a strict routine, or dealing with meltdowns, there’s a lot going on. It can be really difficult to get a lot of Bible study time in. And frankly, it can be hard to want to read and study your Bible when you’re going through everything.
It is perfectly okay to be upset. I know that every child is an absolute gift from God. I know that my children’s disorders, disabilities, and special needs all came directly from Him because they were created for a specific purpose. But it is still okay to be sad about it sometimes!
It’s hard work. It can be devastating watching your child struggle so much with something that other children pick up with ease. It can be heartbreaking to see your friend’s child meeting milestones months or years earlier than your child. It’s okay, we’ve all been there.
With that said, we definitely shouldn’t shut ourselves down and neglect our faith in our time of troubles. God wants us to come to Him in our good times and bad, when we’re thankful and when we’re devastated. In those times, when I’ve been so angry or hurt or upset, these are a few Bible verses that helped to get me through it. Hopefully, they will bring you some comfort or peace like they have for me.
Encouraging Bible Verses for Special Needs Moms
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”
This verse gives me such encouragement when I’m struggling with the issues that A-Man and Baby M are facing. They were fearfully and wonderfully made. God made them knowing the struggles that they would face. He designed and created them exactly as He knew was good and perfect and “wonderful”.
“His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’
‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned’, said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God may be displayed in him'”.
When you receive the first diagnosis, it can be really difficult not to blame yourself. You question what you did wrong in your parenting or your life that may have caused this for your child. You didn’t do anything wrong, mama. God designed your child exactly as he is. Your child has a purpose, and I pray that the works of God are displayed in our children every day.
“The Lord said to him, ‘who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?'”
With special needs children, it can be very difficult to try and find a “why”. Did we do something wrong during pregnancy? Should we have done something differently when he was born? This puts those fears to rest [at least for a while..] because we can trust that they were designed this way specifically by God. This Bible verse is a reminder to me that God is in control, and we can lean on Him and trust in Him.
Get the Free Bible Verse Cards Printable
This post has been such a hit that I decided to make some printable verse cards for you! There are eight verses in total that you can print out and place around your home to encourage you during those tough moments. Fill out your info below and you’ll get access to the resource library that has these printables along with others! And above all else, you’ve got this mama, you really do.
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