Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 NLT
After reading to Stuart at bedtime I Can Talk with God by Debby Anderson this above verse really spoke to me. The book is all about prayer. I have read it multiple times in the years as I almost have it memorized but tonight the verse spoke to me.
Prior to dinner Dave informed me that our insurance premiums are increasing as of July 1st. From specialist copays ($20 increase) to the deductible per person and family increase it was a "Oh my" response in my heart. Good ol' fear of money crept in once more. I haven't a reason be fearful for God continues to provide each time. It has been sometimes just at the last minute (by my standards) but provision was still granted. The children's book even gives the analogy of a stop light in how God answers prayer. Red for "no", green for "yes" and yellow for "wait". My timing is different than God's but I am so grateful that he promises to hear every word and to help every time. (Ephesians 6:18; Psalm 4:3) I half jokingly told Dave it was probably my brain cancer that increased the premiums for the whole company. He said that we weren't the highest on the sheet. Unfortunately there have been many in the company that have had hardship in their families this past year. What a good reminder for me that in this world we will have trouble. We are broken people.
The verse also says to thank him for all he has done. I have so much to be thankful for. The blog post would be over 20 pages long if I wrote it all down. I am more convinced than ever before that most in this area that I live in have it very good. Food to eat, a roof over our head and a vehicle to drive. That is alot more than most. Have you thanked him for all he has done for you?
He is worthy.
Praying for a clear scan this coming Monday. My MRI has been changed to 9:30 am. Still seeing Dr. Needles on Wednesday at 9:45 am.
Thankful that we even have health insurance,