Sadie Robertson Huff: Dyslexia and the Bible Have This One Thing in Common

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Kendra Semmen

Author and speaker Sadie Robertson Huff says her dyslexia causes her to have to prepare for sermons differently than many people. She records voice memos a lot, and she says even though she can see letters clearly, she can’t comprehend written words normally. She relies on past knowledge for comprehension. Relating this to the Word of God, Huff says that even though we may not fully understand Scripture, we must walk by faith in who we know God is—not by sight.

“Dyslexia is not an eyesight problem; it’s not a vision problem; it’s the way that my brain forms and processes the words,” Huff says. “So how did I go through school? How do I learn these things? How am I able to read the Bible? Well, I just learned how to remember the sound of the word even though I might write it different. … I don’t trust in the dyslexia; I trust in my knowledge of the word.

“That’s the thing that we have to see with God. Sometimes we’re going to see it clearly. We can’t comprehend it very well, but we remember from the knowledge of the Word what He must be doing. I have to trust what He’s doing. … We know the character of who He is, and we know the faithfulness of the Word. … Noah didn’t see a thing but started building an ark. Joshua saw a ginormous wall but walked around it seven times.”

To hear more encouragement on walking into the incredible plans God has for your life even before you fully understand, click here.

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