Today I am going to share how thankful I am that God gives and He takes away. We have been blessed with all that He has given us, but do we really thank Him for all the things he takes away?
So often we are thankful for new jobs, new babies, new friends, and new journeys. How often do are we thankful for the loss of a job, the loss of a friend, or the loss of any kind? Today I am thankful for a loss. As most of you know I have been asking for your prayers concerning my son's Medicaid. I got the call Friday that he is was turned down because our income is $7.50 too much a month. We are eligible for the LaCHIP affordable plan that is $50 a month and doesn't cover much of anything.
How can I be thankful for this? Well, I am thankful that I have so many friends that prayed with me. I am thankful that my son is healthy and we don't have to depend on Medicaid for his survival. I am thankful that God has another plan for us. Because no matter what happens, we are in God's hands. He will know what to do and lead us in the right direction. He has not left us to take care of ourselves. I know He is in control. With God's plan in place, I walk with a smile on my face. We will make it through. It took a while for me to remember God's love after this hard news, but I did! Losing Will's Medicaid was a hard thing for me, but also a great reminder that The Lord has His own plans that may be different than mine.
At this time we have decided not to get the $50 plan. We will see where our path that God has for us leads. In the future we may have the extra money for the $50 plan or be able to get Will's Medicaid back. Only God knows. We where blessed to have Medicaid for Will's first 5 years of his life!
What has God taken away from you that you can be thankful for?
Thank you to Laurie who is the host of Thankful Thursday this month. You can find her at Women Taking A Stand.