I thought of this after my last post….
Something real quick I wanted to share.
I went to the ER back in February, because I thought I was having my period, but it was totally abnormal and I was bleeding so heavily I was feeling faint and dizzy, and was suffering from confusion and mental fuzziness. (No wise cracks, please.)
So around 1am in the morning, on February 5th, Lou and I and Emma went down to John C. Lincoln’s ER. If I had known the battle that would ensue with my insurance company over how much they would cover for this 4 hour visit, in which all they did was hook me up to an IV, take some blood to test, and do a very uncomfortable pelvic ultrasound on me, all which yielded “nothing out of the ordinary” results, I would have just stayed home and gone to an urgent care center the next day, or seen my regular doctor come Monday…
BUT NO. i freaked out at the sight of so much blood literally pouring out of my body… last time I had seen that much blood coming out of me, I had very recently given birth to a baby. So… this was just WAY out of the ordinary for me. (FYI i’m on the pill now, so i dont get heavy periods. another reason this was WAY weird.)
So i get the bill. its over FIVE THOUSAND dollars. ridiculous. and my insurance company wants me to prove that this was not due to a pre-existing condition, since i had JUST started to receive benefits with my new employer JUST before this unfortunate incident occurred. So they gave me the run-around. i had to place countless calls back and forth to my insurance company AND the hospital. trying to work this out. THEN after they agreed to cover me, i still had a THOUSAND dollar deductible to contend with. So THREE seperate bills later, i still owed over 1,000 bucks. No small deal for me. So I applied for financial aide.
During this time, I have been wrestling with paying other bills, including something I am none too proud of, but i have some pretty high credit card debt, and it has left me very little wiggle room financially speaking. Because of this though, it’s been hard for me to figure out how to TITHE ten percent of my income to God. but, i know its something i cant argue. its there. no matter how poor i am or how much i owe other ppl, i have to give to God. because He is MY PROVIDER. HE will take care of the rest. I have seen Him do it before, in both my life and in others’.
This might all seem very non-related… but it is.
Here’s the COOL part:
I just recently had my debt to the hospital cancelled. it was $704 and some odd cents.
I also just very recently got my titheing statment in the mail. Over the last four months, from february to june, I have given $708.50 back to God.
Coincidence? I think not.
My God will supply ALL my needs, according to His riches and glory!!!!
Side note: I have never felt SO thankful as when I got that statment saying that my debt was paid in full. I felt such a striking parrallel between that and what Jesus did for us on the cross. I know the debt he erased for us was WAY bigger than $704, but it just made it SO clear to me, how GREAT our God really is!