Disadvantaged and disabled
Scientific studies show when vision is lost, hearing and the sense of touch are heightened. I wonder what God has gifted to compensate for other losses in our lives? What will be gained? Paul writes to the Ephesians praying for the eyes of their heart to be enlarged. Oh, yes! Even when earthly eyesight grows dim, soul-vision can grow without measure.
God’s Kingdom is greater, mightier, and more amazing than we can imagine. We walk by faith not by sight. Faith is what we hope for, what we cannot see, existing beyond our earthly senses. God’s ways are not our ways and are always the best for us and for His kingdom.
Even a disadvantaged disability is not a problem for God. Nothing is impossible for Him, and He has equipped us to handle whatever each day holds. What the enemy means for evil, God turns to good for those who love Him. For the Christian, every negative comes with a positive.
God’s glory is often hidden in difficulty. God uses the weak, those who can’t accomplish what they are called to accomplish without His help, to display His glory. The small become mighty with God’s power. His glory comes as the disadvantaged conquer the advantaged. God’s glory comes as our lack of ability is turned into God-given ability. His glory comes as we are eternally compensated no matter what the loss here on earth.
Inside every disadvantage and disability is an opportunity to display the over-coming ability and amazing advantage of those who are in Jesus Christ.
Are you disabled? Disadvantaged? You, my friend, have been given every advantage and ability to display God’s power, might, and glory.
“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]… for we walk by faith, not by sight].” ~ Hebrews 11:1 (AMP), 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NASB)
“The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting….”~Psalm 138:8 NASB
I pray “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.” ~ Ephesians 1:17-19 (NKJV)
From We Were Meant for Paradise by Lisa Buffaloe, https://amzn.to/2LgYmuW
Amen and Amen. ((hugs))
Sweet Tess, we are so blessed to have every advantage and ability in Christ Jesus! Wooo hooo! We are blessed! (((((hugs)))))
Lisa, God is giving you such beautiful insight in the midst of your own journey. Just precious. This encouraged me so much this morning. Blessings to you!
Thank you, Joanne! I’m so grateful the Lord used the post. Hugs and blessings to you!