Martes, Agosto 9, 2011

Embracing God's Purpose for Clarissa

God gave me Clarissa to teach me to seek Him and pray to Him

As I recall those years that I was going through adversity,
I remember feeling that there was nowhere to run for escape.
All I could do was look up and hope that God would help me.
Feeling alone in my anxieties about the present and the future,
I asked God to comfort me. I had nowhere else to go. And God
did not fail me.

I am reminded of this verse,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and
burdened, and I will give you rest,”
Matthew 11:28

The Lord allows us to feel pain and to sense our inability
to carry our burdens, so that we will be drawn to Him. He
wants us to trust Him, and He promises to give us rest. Jesus tells us that He will carry our burdens for us. A relationship with Him truly changes our perspective about our child with special needs and His purpose for him/her.

When I searched for God in those early days, I started by praying. From grumbling and complaining, I began to thank Him for my circumstances, my husband, my children and my daughter’s condition. At Dawn Watch (a weekly 6:00 a.m. service at CCF), Pastor Bert Villa once spoke about his wife who had passed away some years ago. He said, Asmy wife’s heart rate was slowing down and she seemed about to die, I gathered my children around her and we prayed to God. I thanked the Lord for giving her to us.”  This struck me and moved me to
tears. It made me realize I usually
remembered to thank God only in the good times.
Let us remember to thank the Lord constantly for giving
us our children, and for the little changes and improvements
they make. God will release us from our fears if we
continually seek Him and pray to Him.

(Excerpts from "Embracing God's Purpose for My Special Child)

To God be all the glory and praise!  :-)

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