The Challenge of Impaired Sensitivity
One of the most precious gifts that God has given us is our senses. Our five senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell allow us to experience and enjoy the beauty and wonder of God’s creation. They enable us to connect with each other in meaningful ways as well as feel the presence of God in our lives.
However, many people struggle with impaired sensitivity; a condition where one or more senses are compromised or dysfunctional. This can have a negative impact on how they experience life and their connection to others including their relationship with God.
Impaired Sensitivity: Causes and Symptoms
- The cause of impaired sensitivity varies depending on which sense is affected. For example, sight impairment can be caused by eye diseases such as glaucoma or macular degeneration while hearing impairment could result from ear infections or exposure to loud noises.
- Symptoms also vary but may include difficulty seeing objects clearly, hearing sounds at normal levels, smelling certain odors or tasting some flavors.
Touched by Jesus
The good news is that throughout history Jesus has been known to restore the senses of those who were impaired – giving sight back to the blind (Mark 8:22-26), healing deafness (Mark 7:32-35) or enabling those who couldn’t walk before (Luke 5:17-26).
“The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed” Matthew 11:5
Above all else He wants us all to know His love for us and draw closer to Him daily through prayer:
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A Prayer for Impaired Sensitivity
“For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.” 2 Chronicles 30:9
Dear Heavenly Father, I come before you today to seek Your loving grace for my impaired sensitivity. You know how much it has affected my life; making me feel disconnected from others and finding it hard to connect with You.
I pray that through Your divine intervention, Your healing touch may restore me completely so that I can once again experience the wonder of Your creation through all my senses.
Lord Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords, I ask You to hear my prayer and help me in this difficult time. Grant me the strength to go through this season in faith knowing that with every challenge comes an opportunity for growth.
I trust in Your boundless mercy towards us sinners and ask that You fill my heart with a new sense of eagerness towards life as well as renewed hope in what lies ahead.
“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
Biblical Lessons for Impaired Sensitivity
- The story of Jacob waking up after dreaming about angels ascending into heaven (Genesis 28:10-19) shows us how even when we are asleep -our dreams can still be touched by heaven – reminding us that no sense is beyond reach or limited by our physical condition.
- In Mark 5:25-34 we learn about a woman who had been bleeding for many years but was able to touch Jesus’ cloak just once – her faith made her well!
- Romans 8:26 tells us that when we are weak Holy Spirit intercedes for us because He knows what is on our hearts even when we can’t put it into words.
FAQs on Impaired Sensitivity
Question: What should I do if I notice signs of impaired sensitivity?
Answer: You should seek medical attention immediately. Early intervention can help prevent further deterioration as well as improve your quality of life.
Question: Are there any support groups for people with impaired sensitivity?
Answer: Yes, there are many organizations that provide support, education and resources for people with various forms of sensory impairment. Some examples include the National Federation of the Blind and American Society for Deaf Children.
Question: Can prayer help heal my impaired sensitivity?
Answer:If you believe in the miraculous healing power of God, then yes, prayer can be a powerful tool in your journey towards recovery. Remember that God’s ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:8) so even when things seem impossible – nothing is out of His reach!
Your senses allow you to experience everything around you; from the gentle breeze blowing through your hair to the taste buds savoring a delicious meal. When one or more senses are compromised or dysfunctional through impaired sensitivity it can cause a lot of pain and suffering. However, with faith in Jesus Christ all things become possible – nothing is beyond reach!
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
I hope this article has given some insight into living life with impaired sensitivity and the power of prayer. Remember to never lose hope because Jesus is always near and will never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).