God Did Not Make a Mistake When He Made You

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Despite the hardships we may endure, there is always hope in God. If you are His child, He cares for you, and His grace is sufficient. As you face any diagnosis or personal challenge, remember that God did not make a mistake when He knit you together, body and soul.

This article may be controversial in some circles. But I was blessed by a christian doctor recently and I want to share it with you. My journey with ADHD has been long and fraught with challenges and stigmas. For years, I refused to acknowledge my condition, dismissing it as mere psychobabble. However, a recent conversation with my Christian doctor, who also possesses a deep understanding of theology, brought me profound pastoral comfort and a renewed perspective.

My Gracious Doctor

I sat with my doctor crushed by how my ADHD was adversely affecting my marriage. My doctor looked at me with empathy and said: “Bryan, God did not make a mistake when He created you with your brain.” These words were a powerful moment of grace for me. They were not new truths, but they were truths applied in a fresh and impactful way. We discussed the psychosomatic union—the concept that the physical part of me affects the inner man, and the inner man affects the physical. The body and soul are interconnected; my soul, where my intellect, will, and affections reside, is uniquely tied to my physical brain.

God’s Providence

As a Reformed Christian, I believe in the providence of God, even over the effects of the Fall. This means acknowledging that God’s hand is present in everything, from learning of a cancer diagnosis to living with Type 1 Diabetes or a neurodevelopmental disorder like ADHD.

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