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Finding Strength from John 5:1-16 for Moms with Children on the Spectrum

It can be difficult to find peace and strength when parenting a child on the spectrum. But, the Bible is an incredible source of comfort and hope. In this blog post, we will look at John 5:1-16 to understand how Jesus’s teachings can help us as parents to stay strong during trying times.


The Parable of the Healing at Bethesda

John 5 is a story that tells of Jesus healing a man at the Pool of Bethesda. The man had been ill for 38 years and was unable to walk until Jesus healed him. This story has several powerful lessons that can help us as parents find strength.

Firstly, it emphasizes that despite our circumstances, God will always hear our pleas for help.

This is incredibly reassuring because when parenting a child on the spectrum you may feel overwhelmed with worry and despair. It is important to remember that no matter what we are going through, God will always be there for us if we ask Him for help and guidance.

Secondly, this parable highlights that miracles do not always come in big packages; sometimes they come in small ways too. You may not see a miracle every day or even every week but know that miracles can and do happen – even if it’s just something small like your child reaching a developmental milestone or mastering a new skill.

Finally, this parable teaches us to have faith even when things seem impossible or unlikely to happen – much like the man who had been ill for 38 years yet still believed he could be healed by Jesus. As parents we must also have faith that our children can overcome their challenges and reach their full potential no matter how long it takes or how difficult it seems right now.


Parenting children on the spectrum can be incredibly challenging but thankfully there are sources of hope such as John 5:1-16 which remind us that miracles happen every day, even if they are small ones; God will always hear our pleas; and having faith is key when it comes to overcoming any obstacle life throws your way. We hope these lessons from John 5 empower you as moms with children on the spectrum so you can continue striving towards achieving your goals as well as those of your families!


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