JEHOVAH JIREH...The Lord Our Provider
But my God shall supply all your need according
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
In the seven weeks since we started on this journey with Carlton being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma there have been numerous times GOD has shown himself to be JEHOVAH JIREH...The Lord Our Provider.
When we first found out about the cancer we were worrying about how we would pay the huge insurance deductible. I called the insurance company to inquire how the insurance would pay for the chemo because the doctor's office thought we would have to meet the deductible. The lady from the insurance company was very polite and helpful; she told me if the chemo was administered in the doctor's office it there would be a $40 co-pay for each treatment and the deductible wouldn't be required. Later we also found out that the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Foundation had a grant we qualified for that would pay the co-pays. So all we have had to pay is $40 once every three weeks when Carlton sees the doctor. The co-pays for the chemo have been paid by the grant. GOD has truly been our Jehovah Jireh.
It never ceases to amaze me when I pick up my Bible there is always something "new" that catches my attention. I have been taking my Bible with me when I take Carlton for his treatments and it seems every morning GOD has provided some encouraging word for us. I want to share some of those scriptures that I have been relying on during this time: Psalm 28:6-9, Psalm 62:5-8, Psalm 115:13-15, Psalm 116:1-9, Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Carlton has gotten more good news since my last update; the protein levels they use to track his cancer have dropped 362 points since starting his treatments. The doctor told us that he might be on chemo for 2 years; it will depend on whether he has a stem cell transplant or not. He will be going to the hospital in Charleston, SC possibly as early as next month to talk to about it. Once again we are going to rely on GOD providing everything we need during this time. Carlton has used all of his sick leave at his work so he will not be paid during the time he is having the transplant but as I have said since day one.......GOD'S GOT THIS!!
Prayer Request: We have met numerous people while at the infusion center that are in desperate need of prayer. This week we met a young couple that the husband was going to be admitted to the hospital for his treatments. His wife was very cautious in even saying what stage his cancer was, she mentioned Proverbs 18:21, so I knew she was a believer. I would ask that you please join with us in prayer for this family. I don't know their names but I know that GOD does.