Have you ever been deceived by your circumstances? Ever looked around and interpreted what was going on in your life by the information you could see dimly? How many times have you been in darkness groping for pieces and clues to put together so you would not feel alone?
It was a Sunday evening I will never forget. When the service ended I thought to myself with relief, maybe this was the best night he has ever had. There was so much I did not know.
We must not allow ourselves to be in a habit of missing the gathering of believers together but must encourage one another as we see the Day drawing near. In other words, we need to do better on both sides of this matter.
This day, I was distracted by circumstances and hyper-focused on others without giving much thought to myself. This happens as an Autism Mom quite frequently.
Parents, your child’s friendship with an Autistic child might not be as different from other friendships as you might think, but it does get to the heart of friendship much quicker and much deeper than most typical friendships.
So when those days look like you are living in a land of devastation and chaos, much like they look in a family with Autism, the church gives us a glimpse into better days.
As an Autism mom familiar with burnout, I have identified three ways to recognize it in the hopes it will help us take steps towards soul restoration. God cares for us and desires to bring us out of burnout.
Jumping right into a plan might work for most ministries, but in special needs ministry preparation, even before the plan, is needed because things do not always go as planned!