We are constantly wanting to change specific things about our life. Our hair, our weight, our finances, our job situation or our disability. The list can go on and on. We are thinking that if this one thing changes, then we will be set. We think that we will not have to worry about other things because this change will in essence “fix us”. We think, “If this changes, then everything will be alright.”
After our daughter was born with a severe disability, we were faced with the impossible task of changing or fixing her. We simply could not take away her disability. Don’t get me wrong. We researched, planned, went to the best doctors, and…… we prayed for months…years. It became clear after a while that she was not going to change from this disability. So, now what? How do you live with something that is not changing? We then begin to explore the idea: Does it really need to change in order to be ok? Does she need to change in order to a good or valid person? Does she need to be healed so that she can have a good life or that she can be a meaningful and whole person?
I believe that God says no. No, your life does not need that one thing to change in order for your life to be whole or meaningful. Watch this video on our conclusions:
In no way are we saying that God does not heal and change things in our lives. In fact, our family still prays for God to perform miraculous acts in our life. We believe that he is able and that in many cases he does. However, the bigger picture is that we do NOT have to wait on these miracles in order for us to live in peace. We do NOT have to rely on these changes in order to feel good about ourselves or distrust God in the difficulty.
God offers peace that transcends our surroundings and what we can figure our with our minds.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7