We forget that God is a God of Justice.
In our developed countries, we take Jesus for granted, you know? We scream justice in our political system, and yet, we forget to cry out to God for justice. There is a gross discrimination against the innocent in this country. It affects us daily.
*Special needs children who cannot receive medical care because of a botched Medicaid system and an increase in the price of medical insurance.
*People who will be penalized yet unable to afford medical care and yet unable to receive government assistance.
*People fired from their jobs just for holding to Christian values.
*The attempts to squelch the name of God from courthouses and government offices.
*Claiming political correctness to attack Christians who try to control their own businesses.
*Attempts to make decisions for parents regarding medical healthcare for their children.
This is our landscape in the world, but a great place for God to show up.
Yet, Holy Spirit is our guide and our companion.
Suffering is going to happen in this world. We have special needs children, and some syndromes or diagnosis are difficult. It is a truth we face everyday as parents.
We must first find ourselves on our knees before a God who knows all, and delivers all.
Second, we must delve into His Word, and lay down our own selfish devices and sins.
Third, we must use the weapons of spiritual warfare to ward off the attacks of the evil one.
We can take revenge, but I fear it will not help us much.
It is better to advocate with the help of the Holy Spirit.
God, the Father is the source of all power.
Even when the devil slips in unnoticed, and a crisis ensues, we can trust in God's plan both for His children, and individually, in our own families.
Yes, the picture-perfect Bible picture does not reflect a special needs household, but that does not mean that we are condemned to a life of martyrdom. JESUS CAME TO SET THE POSSESSED, SICK AND DISABLED PEOPLE FREE.
Their lives may have become better because they were healed either of sin, or disease that was God's plan for their life, but it did not give them the statistically perfect new life. You know, the life without special needs? But, what it did give was
God's justice is His plan for our lives, despite our own and others' human frailties. He will help us and our children to overcome the world, no matter how weak we are.
Wherever you are today, and no matter how fractured your life appears to be, what God wants is for you and your family to become who and what He created you to be. God did not put any of us in a box. God did not clone our special needs children.
He is the source of our power and the author of our lives.
But, He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
The Lord's blessings to you this week~Kim