Autism may have you feel as though you are losing the connection you once had with your faith You may feel guilt,shame, loneliness and anger. All of those emotions are perfectly acceptable. God wants to meet you wherever you are at the moment. Hard times can cause you to lose focus but you don’t have to stay in that place. Those early years of autism are survival years. It can be hard to reconnect with your faith or with God when you can’t see past how to make it through just that one day.
Don’t Be Mad At Yourself
We can be our own worst enemy. We are able to bestow grace on other people but never on ourselves. Being able to find your way back to God speaks more about your character than losing your faith in the first place. God doesn’t love us any less because we question Him or are having a hard time. Your relationship with Him will grow as you learn deep into your soul that He is trustworthy. He doesn’t blame you and you should not blame yourself either.
Join a Support Group
It may help to join a support group at church. You need to remember here that you are not alone at all. Consider starting your own support group if you know that there isn’t one in your local area. Talking to other people can really help. This is especially the case if you can find someone who is familiar with autism and can empathize with what you’re going through. It can help you see the road back to God in your darkest times.
Go to Church
You can try and go to church. This is no easy feat but you can quickly regain connection with like minded believers. It also helps to feel the energy and the support from people around you. If you don’t feel as though you can go to church right away then this is understandable. Church is hard and some churches certainly don’t make it easy for special needs families to attend. The main thing that you have to remember is sometimes you can go to worship at church and sometimes you have to worship at home. There is no wrong way to worship.
Verses to help you reconnect your faith!
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
“Now faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see. ” Hebrews 11:1