One of the best works God has done in me is to give me the opportunity to be a mother. Even more glory is given to Him as I mother a child with “special needs.” It has helped to reinforce the truth that we all have special needs.
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
My precious child was formed in every way by the knowledge and loving care of our God.
Nothing about her is a surprise. Nothing is a mistake. There is nothing about her that is less than or incorrect.
He is sufficient for all her needs. The same applies to you and me. We all have various needs.
I treasure all the ways I have been able to reach and teach my child. She is brilliant and kind and loving and trusting. But due to life circumstances, she had a very hard start. Just like others have.
Yet, she has been through so much physically and emotionally. She has been deprived spiritually. But He always provides.
That doesn’t mean the road is easy. For some it is long and difficult. But I know the same truths apply to everyone is this world. I know that it has been through the strength of my Heavenly Father that joy continues to grow.
Each day brings new depths to what He is changing and creating in her. In me. He created her. He created me. He created you.
He works through me to give her what she needs and when I move out of His way, He also equips me to give her what she wants.
She may be mine now, but she is His forever. Although I am not perfect, I crave raising her for Him. I know that everything in her life will affect her character. It all affects her eternity.
My hands and more importantly, my heart, hold the power to allow God’s intimate influence and provision to reach my child.
I do not have to possess the answers to anything. I simply have to live with a heart for Him and a desire to allow Him to flow through me as I seek Him in all things.
We were not created to live life solo. We were created for communion. With each other. And most of all, with God.
Mental, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual communion is waiting for each of us through Him.
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3