A handy dandy Venn diagram because, nerdy.
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all!
EPHESIANS 3:20 TPT
I have a teenage son on the autism spectrum who is also afflicted with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections), a nightmare disorder that is best described (in my opinion) as a tormenting nightmare for both my son and me. Beginning in June 2018, I have been living a Spirit led, fasted life, standing on the Word, “These things only come out by fasting and prayer.” Mark 9:29
The Lord spoke this word to me to share with the small group of women whom I fast and pray with for healing from the same conditions as my son.
He also told me to share it here because it is for those who are walking by faith and not by sight [2 Corinthians 5:7] and who’ll…ONLY BELIEVE! [Mark 5:36]
The Lord said to STRETCH your imagination regarding your child, his (her) healing, and his (her) future, and stretch your imagination for yourself too, for your stolen hopes and dreams, seemingly dead when because of the time needed to care for a child whose health was stolen from him (her).
You can relate to these half-truths and twistings of the enemy to get you to doubt God. Take those thoughts captive and make them obey Christ!
He immediately reminded me that the enemy would keep trying to bring his lies to me so I limit my imagination and faith for son’s healing. He said the accuser will come and say ‘you are selfish to want your son healed, to want a future for yourself too because you are serving a special needs child’.
The truth is, yes, I serve my son, but it is not selfish for me to seek God for His healing promises to restore my son’s health and Psalm 139:16 future to be independent and have a family of his own – a dream he shares with me as we stand together for his healing. The Lord does not condemn me, His beloved daughter, for wanting my dreams resurrected too, the very dreams I believe came from Him. At the center of everything regarding my son is LOVE.
Do not allow him to use and twist what is beautiful about you (e.g. your servant’s heart, selflessness, etc.) to condemn you.
Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, resist the devil, and He WILL flee [James 4:7].
The Lord reminded, “It does not make a person more righteous to serve and care for a special needs vs. a typical child. You gladly and with honor care for your special needs child, but it does not add to the righteousness you already have in Christ. Your righteousness and identity are in Me alone. So imagine as BIG as you can for your son and yourself because I will exceed it” [Ephesians 3:10]. Feelings of additional righteousness for serving a special needs child is a lie to get tenderhearted moms, dads, and caretakers like us to limit our faith as well as cause pride and idolatry.
Guard your heart, guard your heart, guard your heart
Be careful with whom you share what you’re believing God for regarding your child’s healing (even with other believers). When you begin to REALLY stand on the Word of God, you will get opposition, and sharing that with the ‘wrong’ people will invite naysaying and sometimes cruel attacks. Instead of them being happy for where you’re at with your faith and growth from God, some will try to talk you out of it and pull you down to their faith level, instead of turning to what the Word says about it, “I believe. Help my unbelief.” Also, some believe their children are called to suffer and them as well and won’t even ask the Lord for healing. Even Job was healed in the end.
Keep stretching your imagination for your child, his (her) healing, and his (her) future for yours too.
See him (her)…
- walking, leaping, and praising God!
- restored in health (in every way) and independent.
- as a father or mother with a godly spouse and family.
- prospering in every way.
- free from torment, a captive set free.
- so loved by a Father who is willing to heal, who came to heal and set us free, who wants your child well.
- dreaming again.
- dusting off your old journals, pulling out the prophetic words spoken about you, and speaking them out again, in faith and in Jesus’ name. (And go do it).
- as the mother, father, or caretaker of a healed child, caretaker no more, whose identity and worth is in Christ alone, not in the title ‘special needs caretaker’ or what you do.
- as a captive set free too.
- ministering to and freely giving to others, in Jesus’ name, the healing He gave to your child.
- free, no longer a caretaker.
- healed in your body from the trauma and toll of caretaking.
Lord, whomever this word is before, that it stirs their faith and is received fully and as revelation knowledge. That they, ‘only believe,’ according to Your Word. May they know You as Healer as well as Savior because You are those things and so much more. I’m in agreement with anyone who reads this Word and receives it by faith. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Little by little I am seeing my son being healed before my eyes. Glory to the Lamb!
P.S. This word is for ANY special needs parent or caregiver who’ll stretch his (her) imagination with God.
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination!
EPHESIANS 3:20-21 (TPT)