Here, in no particular order, are my favorite pieces of scripture to remind me of God's love and faithfulness during IEP season and times of transition...
Psalm 139:14 NIV
James 1:19 NIV
This is pretty obvious; why it is important to remember in an IEP meeting. I just know that my blood pressure can raise when I feel misunderstood or threatened, and then I go into fight mode. So, meditating on the fact that we are instructed as Christians to "slow to become angry" is quite helpful for me.
Isaiah 45:7 NIV
Especially when I'm beginning to think that "bad things" could happen, I need to remember that God has already written my daughter's story; He already has a plan for her life, and that even what I may perceive as BAD, if it be HIS will, is good. It gives me peace just to rest in HIS will and to know that in doing so, I am pleasing my Creator.
Luke 22:42 NIV
Even Jesus asked God to remove his burden from his shoulders...so, it's okay for me to pray for that as well...but, ultimately, it must be God's way and not my way.
Daniel 4:31 NIV
Yeah...Nebuchadnezzar had forgotten HOW he had gotten to such a high and mighty position; he'd gotten too big for his britches, and God took him down to the lowest of the low. I need to remember that whenever I start to feel too proud or too powerful. I need to remember that everything I have; any advocating abilities, any modifications written into my daughter's IEP that maybe I had to fight for, any time people say, "You are such a great mother-" ALL THAT I AM AND ALL THAT I HAVE are a reflection of God's love and mercy.
Romans 12: 17-19 NIV
This verse is important for me to remember on many levels. As a student in middle school and high school I was picked on, and these verses helped me to remember to respond in love as much as possible. So, if or when my child is picked on for her differences, I will speak these words over her and help her set them to memory so she can have them running through her head when she is at school as I did when I was her age.