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Finding God In Autism
Finding God In Autism
This book is a 40 day inspirational study on how to parent a child who is on the autism spectrum. This book will give you strength and restore your hope. Biblical truths to help you get through the toughest of days.
Finding no books with Biblical references to help her face the challenges of raising a child with special needs, Kathy did intense research to bring back her hope. Listening to the many preachers on TBN and doing bible studies, she studied Scriptures to help her understand God's plan for her child's life. Doctors and teachers offered no hope and told her to brace herself for the long, dark road she was now on. Raised in a Christian home and active in her local church, she knew in her heart that the God she serves in a God of mercy.
This book gives you Scriptures to restore your hope, strengthen your faith and show you that God has a plan for your child's life. Scriptures to promise that God is listening to your every prayer, that He is watching the work and efforts being done on behalf of our children. Scriptures that will empower you to be strong and steadfast, reminding you that with God, nothing is impossible.
This book brings hope and encouragement to those parents of autistic children who may feel defeated.
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30.
Our load is heavy and it is easy to get weary. But it is not impossible to bear, with the help of Jesus. We were not designed to handle autism on our own. There are days, when it is best if we back down, take a breather and just rest in God's arms.
The word "rest" means refreshment, relief. In the old days when they yoked two oxen together, it was a strong ox and a weak ox that were yoked together. With harnesses around each of their necks, they were held together and this allowed the weaker ox not to stray or fall. The stronger ox guided and carried the weaker ox. We are no different. We are to be yoked with Christ. He will guide us. He will carry us. He will lead us. But we must be yoked with Him for this to happen. When we yoke ourselves to God, we cannot help but learn from Him.
Today's verse tells us when we yoke ourselves to Christ we will find rest for our souls. I often find it is my soul that needs the rest more than my actual physical body does. My soul is what I put on the line for our son. My soul is what is interceding in prayers. My soul is my spiritual and emotional part of me that is so vested in helping our son be who God designed him to be. My soul finds its rest when I yoke myself to Jesus Christ.
How do we yoke ourselves to Jesus? We do this by spending time in prayer, reading our bible, talking with God throughout our day, good days and bad days, doing studies like you are doing right now, telling God everything, every little detail. From the frustrations of changing dirty underwear for the umpteenth time to the frustration of being pinched for the millionth time and all the way to the joys of hearing the words, "Mommy, I love you."
If you are tired, yoke yourself to Jesus. He will give you rest. Rest your soul. There's an old saying, "he who suffers most, has the most to give." We go through a lot day in and day out. Most people have no idea what its like to walk in our shoes. We will have a lot to offer others when God brings us through. Yoke yourself with Christ and get the rest you so need and deserve.
Today, I want you to do something for yourself. Give yourself permission to pamper yourself. Treat yourself to something that will give you some rest and bring a smile to your face.