Welcome to the Be Fully Persuaded series! This week I’m sharing how God has provided for us recently with some of the needs surrounding my daughter’s health and medical care.
Thank you for meeting me here every week to rejoice in God’s faithfulness to keep His promises and in His creative provision for every area of our lives. I pray that we are all encouraged to stand strong in our faith and that God will make Romans 4:20-21 a reality for all of us as we focus on Him and His Word:
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
Romans 4:20-21 (NIV)
Answers to Prayer
Several posts during this series are about answers to prayer that occurred a while ago. I love those testimonies, but I don’t want people to get the idea that these amazing things don’t happen anymore. They do. In fact, they’re happening now! I would like to share two recent experiences we have had that show God’s hand at work on our behalf in situations with our younger daughter’s health and medical care.
I have written several times recently about Princess Roo’s need for infusions and our lengthy wait to make sure the insurance paperwork is in place. We have been so blessed through this process!
First, when I took Princess Roo to see the immunologist for a check-up and medication adjustments, a friend unexpectedly drove in from a nearby town to meet us for lunch before the appointment. We enjoyed lunch together, and then he paid for our lunch. He visited with my mom and BookGirl while Princess Roo and I were seeing the doctor, and then we all decided to go visit a bit more at a fast food place not far from the clinic. While there, he bought us all a drink and got the girls a snack. Then he asked me to follow him to a nearby gas station, and he filled up my gas tank and bought the girls candy for the drive home. I was flabbergasted and so very thankful. I had taken money with me and was thankful to have it for the trip, but his generosity made my money go further and even took care of a few things when we got home.
The second huge answer to prayer came with the insurance paperwork for Princess Roo’s infusions. After almost two weeks of talking with insurance representatives and waiting, I got the phone call I had waited for only to find out I was starting all over again, trying to explain our need to work with a specialty pharmacy that would accept her secondary insurance. After paying the premiums for primary and secondary insurance, there’s not a lot in our budget to pay more medical expenses out of pocket, and that was the point of having a secondary insurance anyway!
I was so frustrated that I fell to my knees by the couch and cried out to God. I had barely begun explaining the situation to Him when I felt strongly impressed to call the first infusion company we had ever worked with. I was a little surprised, but I got online to look for the number. The first number I tried didn’t work. I prayed again and asked God if this was really His idea or if I was trying to take care of things myself. (I have been known to do that.) I found a second number and tried it. It worked. Within five minutes, I found myself talking to a woman I had spoken with more than three years ago, and she remembered me! Not only did I get to talk to someone I recognized, but it was 4:40 pm on Friday afternoon—almost quitting time.
This woman took all my daughter’s insurance information and began making phone calls on Monday. She called the secondary insurance and asked some questions about how to handle this situation, got some answers, and ran a test claim. Today I got a call from her, and she told me that the test claim went through with the infusions covered at 100%!
I am so thankful for this amazing answer to prayer, and I give all praise and honor to the God of the impossible. He has provided for us in ways that go far beyond what I ever dreamed was possible.
How has God provided for your needs this week? It doesn’t matter whether it’s large or small. Please share!
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