11 Scriptures On Helping Loved Ones With Special Needs

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Jacqueline A. Pearson

Stand up for those with special needs. Here are 11 Biblical scriptures to help you.

Proverbs 31:8-9 –

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Psalm 82:3 –

Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Romans 8:18 –

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

John 9:1-3 –

As he went along, he saw a man bling from birth. His disciples asked him, “rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”

2 Samuel 9 –

Story of David and Mephibosheth

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 –

Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

Matthew 25:40 –

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”

Leviticus 19:14 –

“Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord.”

Deuteronomy 27:18 –

“Cursed is the man who leads the blind astray on the road.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

Isaiah 42:16 –

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.

Luke 14:12-13 –

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.

©2015 Focus on the Family

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