Autism may have you feel as though you are losing the connection you once had with your faith You may feel guilt,shame, 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. You need to remember here that you are not alone at all. Look into religious institutions with fixed seating or 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 here. This is especially the case if you can find someone who has been through something similar to what you have, as it can help you to get back on the road to God in the shortest possible time.
Go to Church
Another thing that you can do is try and go to church. When you are able to do this, you can quickly regain your connection and you can also feel the energy and the support from the people around you as well. If you don’t feel as though you can go to church right away then this is understandable. You may feel as though you just don’t have that connection right now and the whole thing may be harder than it normally is. The main thing that you have to remember is that all of this will pass, and that there are things that you can do to try and give yourself the boost you need to reconnect with God.
So if you have lost your faith, or if you have not felt as connected to your faith as you have been then there are things that you can do to help yourself.