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St. Thebeau's Mercy Hospital

Written by Brett T.

Me and my family have great, top notch health insurance through my union. But I have also been blessed with kids and a wife who require non-stop medical treatment. I’ve always joked around that St. John’s Mercy Hospital has taken so much of my money they were considering changing their name to St. Thebeau’s Mercy Hospital.

This year took a financial toll on my family and we caught ourselves behind on bills. Next thing you know, we were robbing Peter to pay Paul and caught ourselves so far behind there was no way out. Things were looking pretty bleak when this scripture hit me in the face.

Matthew 6:25-26, “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

I was in a broken state, being the man of the house and not being able to supply for my family the way a man feels he needs to. I then realized how blessed we are compared to other countries even when we are “broke”. I ended up selling a few things that I had that was not needed and felt very much led by God to do so, otherwise it wouldn’t have been easy to do. Things ever since have been on the up and up. This is not the first time the Lord has provided a way. There have been times where we did not have enough money for the mortgage but found the exact amount we needed sitting in our mailbox.

The chapter ends with verse 34, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Always put your trust in God and not yourself.

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