Bible verses about disabilities
We often hear why does God create disabilities? The reason that some people are created handicapped is because of the sin that entered into this world through Adam and Eve. We live in a fallen world and though it can be hard to understand, God allows things to happen for good reasons.
God uses the disabled for His glory. God allows some people to be disabled to show His awesome love for all of creation and to help us imitate His love.
God uses the disabled to teach us things and to accomplish His purposes in our lives. His ways are higher than our ways. I’ve heard of many stories about Christian people with disabilities such as Nick Vuijcic who are used by God to inspire millions and to advance His Kingdom.
People take things for granted. When you’re going through trials know that there is someone who has it harder than you, but is still standing strong rejoicing in his disabilities. Don’t look to what is seen.
God remains perfect, good, loving, kind, and just. There are people who are blind who see better than people with eyesight. There are people who are deaf who can hear better than people with good hearing. Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
- “Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.”
- “There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more.” – Robert M. Hensel
- “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”
What does the Bible say?
1. John 9:2-4 Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.
2. Exodus 4:10-12 But Moses pleaded with the Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.” Then the Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”
3. Psalm 139:13-14 For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.
4. Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Trust in God
5. Proverbs 3:5–6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Mistreat no one.
6. Deuteronomy 27:18-19 Cursed is anyone who leads a blind person astray on the road.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.‘ ‘Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans, or widows.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
7. 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.
8. Luke 14:12-14 Then he told the man who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, stop inviting only your friends, brothers, relatives, or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return and you would be repaid. Instead, when you give a banquet, make it your habit to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed because they can’t repay you. And you will be repaid when the righteous are resurrected.”
9. Romans 5:12 Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death resulted from sin, therefore everyone dies, because everyone has sinned.
10. Romans 8:18-22 I consider our present sufferings insignificant compared to the glory that will soon be revealed to us. All creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal who his children are. Creation was subjected to frustration but not by its own choice. The one who subjected it to frustration did so in the hope that it would also be set free from slavery to decay in order to share the glorious freedom that the children of God will have. We know that all creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time.
11. Romans 5:3-5 And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
12. 2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.
13. Luke 18:16 But Jesus called for the children, saying, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Jesus heals the disabled.
14. Mark 8:23-25 Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” The man looked around. “Yes,” he said, “I see people, but I can’t see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around.” Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.
15. Matthew 15:30-31 A vast crowd brought to him people who were lame, blind, crippled, those who couldn’t speak, and many others. They laid them before Jesus, and he healed them all. The crowd was amazed! Those who hadn’t been able to speak were talking, the crippled were made well, the lame were walking, and the blind could see again! And they praised the God of Israel.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.