About this time, many parents of special needs kids get a little weary, especially in the school year. The pressure to keep up with the schedules, the school tasks, the assignments. We have a lot on our plates, don’t we?
Parents need to be the voice for their children, right? But about this time in the year, my voice seems weak, tired and near faint. When I don’t have any strength left, I need an advocate.
I’d like to tell you that being a special needs parent is easy—but if you are the mother or father of a such a child, you know that it’s not. It’s hard.
Yet, we have an Advocate, ready to help. We don’t need an appointment. There is no waiting list, and the cost? Free.
Jesus is our Advocate, and He is very able to help you and your sweet child.
Not only is He able, but He desires to surround you with His strength, patience and love. He’s proven that love by giving us an inheritance of promises that we can count on to make it through the hard days.
God sent the very best advocate we could ever have for our child! This advocate is one that we don’t have to seek out. We won’t need to place a second (or third) mortgage on our house to afford His services. He knows everything about our child: their innermost thoughts, the words they say (or cannot say), and the structure of every cell in their body.
This Advocate hears them when they cry and whispers comfort to them on long, restless nights. He is the voice that they do not have. The peace that they seek. The arms that never tire, even when ours, as parents, do. He sits at the right hand of Almighty God and has His Father’s ear. He knows that we will encounter trials and hardships, but He has already overcome them, promising rest, guidance and wisdom when we need it.
Our Advocate—Jesus—longs to help you. I know, because He helped me, and He helped my son.
He was there when I’d had enough. He listened when I felt lost and alone in a crazy, messed up world with a child I didn’t know how to communicate with. When I would have given up, He promised a bettter day for my son … and for me.
I am convinced that God’s ears quicken to the sound of a troubled child’s cry. I know that He listens to every prayer that rises from the lips of a mother. I know that He is for us.
Our God,—and Jesus, our Advocate—are standing by.
I want you to know that God will honor every promise, and I mean every promise, that Scripture gives to His children.
I want you to know that you can have joy today, overflowing, spilling out, and never running dry… if you will surrender your cares to Him.
So go ahead. Call your Advocate. He’s waiting for your call!
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S Hunter says
Bless you. I am finding in my own baby steps that ALL things work together for His glory. He recently blessed me with an angel in the form of a friend who was an advocate for me in a rough spot. Praise Him.
Kelly Langston says
What a wonderful friend… that’s a treasure.
Denie Sidney says
Compassionate and empathetic encouragement. Thank you for helping me to take a few more steps along the journey. When I am weary, sometimes I just want to sit down from utter fatigue. This post reminds me, “When I am weak, He is strong.” Thanks and God bless you.
Kelly Langston says
Very true! May God lift you today in a Mighty Way, Denie! May you know His presence as you press on in your journey. Step by step, He is with you.