Medical Bills and the Anxiety they Bring

Has anyone ever thrown a medical bill in the trash that was from any of your doctors? I hope I am not the only one that has done this.  Or are you the kind of person who puts it in your pile of things to do and then forget about it, and find it a few weeks later? Then you have the excuse that you misplaced it, and so that is why it is late.

Or you might be the kind of person who gets a bill in the mail and says with a joyful noise “Hooray! Another bill for me to pay. I get to write another check today. My bank account is overflowing with money, and I can’t wait to give this hospital or clinic my hard-earned money.” 🙂

As I was whistling a delightful tune (my husband would chuckle at this statement) on the edge of my woods with my 3 cats running around and my chickens scratching in the dried leaves, several birds started to fly closer to where I was standing. They were singing to me! What a beautiful sight it was! I absolutely love being in our woods. It brings me such an indescribable peace and joy to my heart.

While enjoying my time outdoors, I imagined myself giving each and every one of my medical bills to God. After going from doctor to doctor over the past year. Medical bills are definitely piling up. Although, we do have insurance, we still have a copay and deductibles to pay.

As I handed each of my bills to God, I trusted that God would help us pay for each of those bills. After not working for a year now, I have started to feel discouraged for not being able to help out with the bills, and my husband having to work so much.

“Dear God, I trust you. I know that you will provide for us. You promised in your Word. Please, help me never to forget your promise from Philippians ‘But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus.’ (Philippians 4:19)

I know that you own the ‘cattle on a thousand hills’. (Psalms 50:10)There is no reason for me to doubt you.  Please give me faith. Faith to move mountains. Faith in you, no matter what happens. Amen.”

I have to remind myself of God’s promises every day. I don’t have to throw my medical bills in the trash. God loves me so much, and I know He will take care of me. I know that He is powerful enough to heal me from my pain, but even if He does not take away my pain, I will still trust Him.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart.” (Proverbs 3:5) I want my heart to be overflowing with trust in God so that there is no room for worry.

It sure seems impossible to me, but “with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

Have you ever struggled with trusting God to take care of your needs? Please share your story below in the comment box 🙂

3 Replies to “Medical Bills and the Anxiety they Bring”

  1. About eight years ago (recession?) our take-home income and benefits were decreasing, and we were expecting another little one. My husband incurred some medical bills and of course there was the pregnancy. Evidently I had misunderstood our deductible. When I found out that it was going to be twice what I thought and then twice that as the pregnancy bills were over two calendar years, I FREAKED! I remember saying, “I was prepared to trust God for $xxxx.xx, but I CAN’T trust Him for $XXXX.XX.” I’m thankful to say, that God did not disown me then for my lack of faith. He carried me through and showed Himself ever faithful. Because really, it’s not about me…it’s not about the thing…it’s ALL about HIM. Financial challenges continue. Medical ones too (although that one is totally paid off). He is still faithful. Thank you for those verses. I think I’ll go to sleep tonight picturing a thousand hills with the cattle on them wearing God’s brand.

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