What About When the Hurt Comes from Your Church?
This is a plea to parents of children with disabilities — if you are in a faithful, Bible-saturated church, hang in there with them while they figure things out. Even when they don’t “get it.” Even when they hurt you. Joy will come.
Weariness and Wariness
There is a peculiar intensity to experiencing disability in this culture. My wife remarked just last week, “you would think I would be used to all the stares by now. I’m not.” The weariness and wariness that accompanies this kind of attention can be debilitating on its own.
And I believe that Satan takes perverse delight when this wearying attention shows up in the church. Maybe you have been wounded by your faith family through remarks people have made or even how people looked at your disabled child.
The deadly trifecta of Satan, sin and the world conspire together. The enemy loves to feed…