Learning to “Be Still” Hard to Accept for Special Needs Parents

Special Needs Parenting and Life Can be Hard

Second post for the National Health Blog Post Month with WeGoIt’s hard to always be on top of how I feel, of everything I need to do for the boys, of the hopes and dreams I am still working toward (for myself and my guys!) … special needs parenting creates a level of stress that is impossible to “control.”

In my moments of greatest struggle, I have been helped by one very short, very amazing verse from my Bible. I call it my life verse, and it is Psalm 46:10:

Be Still and Know that I am God

I don’t talk about my faith here as often – I don’t want to make any special needs parent feel like I am forcing my religion into every post. But my faith … it’s an integral part of who I am. My strength comes from that faith, as it has grown and matured over time.

I think, as a person, a mom, a wife, a special needs parent … having someone to lean on, to depend on despite life’s greatest struggles … that is beyond words.

But these seven words say it.

The majesty of Psalm 46 spans the entire chapter – “God is our refuge and strength,  an ever-present help in trouble”; “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God”; and “The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” But the promise of the whole chapter, and of the Bible, even, can be summed up in my favorite 7 words of chapter 46.

No matter our worries, no matter our burdens, no matter our triumphs, even … we can always be assured the God is within those moments of our life, silently strong and gracefully protective.

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It’s a promise I remember when Logan stops breathing during a seizure … and I can feel something inside me shift as I whisper the words to myself.

It’s a quote that quite literally can help me accept the things I don’t think can be accepted.

Your Turn: What do you hold onto when you are dealing with the storms of life? Do you have a favorite Bible verse, a quote, or a personal memory or promise that helps you through the tough times? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Special needs parenting and life is hard, but this verse has been a steady companion for years as I have navigated the rocky storms of our life.

Katrina Moody

Katrina Moody

Graphic Designer, Wordpress Addict, Blogger at Kat's Media & More
I'm a special needs parent before just about everything else in life, but also a passionate advocate for my three boys and husband, who all have a bit of awesomeness about them. Awesomeness = Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, and more. It all adds up to some awesome kids and an amazing family.
Katrina Moody
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  • http://www.georgiafaces.info Teresa Johnson

    This is so true. And also one that I have to remind myself as the mom of a nearly 21 year old with autism. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1 KJV). There are many verses that bring quiet in the midst of the storms. God is almighty, strong in battle! We are more than conquerors.

    Thanks for sharing. We are in this together!

  • Audrey Semprun

    Having raised a special needs daughter I have a verse in Isaiah that I have always held onto: Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of The Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children.

  • http://specialmomspace.com Michelle

    You know what’s great about having a blog? It’s all about sharing what you are thinking and that includes your beliefs.

    Never be ashamed or rather shriek back from sharing your faith. Whoever doesn’t like it can click the x at the top of the screen and move on. God will have the right people read what you have to say at the right time. Like me
    :-)

  • http://www.christianaspergermoms.com Liza

    Thank you for this article. (I’m so glad to have stumbled across your blog!)

    As both a “spectrum” mom and an aspie myself, I must say that life is indeed very stressful and I, too, depend on my faith to carry me through.

    I like “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~Philippians 4:13.

    Take care! :)