I found myself in a new medical crisis in the month that I write this, with my special needs son. Multiple trips to the ER, hospital admissions and yet, no real answers. A week of struggle, and then yet another round of ER trips, and our most recent hospital admission.
It was three weeks in the making. There were still no long-term solutions to his condition. The doctor gave me a medical diagnosis of “hopelessness.” He stated that the condition may never clear up because of my son’s genetic syndrome. He certainly did not give me hope in a crisis.
Have you been there?
As Christian special needs parents, we know better. While our emotions ride on the side of the world’s view of things, our faith rests in our Father’s secure plan for our special needs child. We believe in God’s healing for our children, no matter how He is going to do it.
We have hope, that is how. We pray and ask the Lord for strength and to send us His Holy Spirit to guide our journey. We believe that God does have good plans for our family and our child, whom He created.
So, I refuse to believe there is no hope!
Yes, his course of medical treatment may require a shift, but truly, the doctors may write a medical diagnosis, but they cannot write the end of my son’s story! No, it probably won’t make his genetic conditions go away, but I will be God’s handmaiden in raising my son. I do have hope in a crisis.
Because the LORD already wrote my son’s future! Not the doctors.