I'm on disability and unable to work, so what use am I to God? I know preachers like to talk about God having a plan for our lives and all that, but maybe He doesn't have a plan for people like me.


Have you ever read the Bible and noticed how often Jesus sought out people who were disabled — people who were blind, or lame, or had leprosy or some other disease? You’ll find them on almost every page of the Gospels.

Would Jesus have sought them out if He didn’t care about them, or if God was unconcerned about them or considered them useless? No, of course not. God doesn’t just love people who are physically perfect; God loves the whole world — including you, and every other person who lives under the burden of a disability of some type. People in Biblical times were commanded to have compassion on those who were disabled, and not to scorn or reject them (see Leviticus 19:14).

Never forget: God isn’t just concerned about what we do; He’s also concerned about what we are — our character, our attitude, our motives. No, you may not be able to do everything others do — but God knows that, and He doesn’t condemn you for it or consider you useless. Instead, He wants you to show concern for others, and let Christ’s love shine through your life. The Bible says, “Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” (Colossians 3:12).

Never doubt God’s love for you — a love so great He sent His Son into the world to die for you. Begin a new life today by asking Christ to come into your life. Then ask Him to begin changing you from within, according to His will.