Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What a difference a day can make...

OK... so it's Tuesday. Both my dear hubby and I had dental appointments. The news after the appointments was not what we wanted to hear. Both of us need some work done, and both of us are self-employed with no dental insurance. We have health insurance, but not dental. Immediately my anxiety level went into overdrive. Thoughts of I need to get a job w/ benefits, we can't do this, what are we going to do etc etc began racing through my head. Both Jim and I became overwhelmed. As quickly as I began to fear I remembered my post from yesterday... and many of the other posts from other blogs yesterday about fear and trust. God tells us to not be afraid... I said to myself The Lord will take care of guiding our decisions and what we need to do first. My head fell to my desk and I began to pray. Lord I know you will take care of our needs and guide our decisions. Take this anxiety from me - I can't handle it, but You can! I then could look a bit more objectively at the dentist's outline. Of course the dentist lays out this Master Plan that if done all at once not only would devastate a pocket book, but would do the faint of heart in. We began to look at a few things - like replacing old fillings that are discolored. OK, they aren't broken, they just aren't pretty. Well - no one looks at the back of our mouths. That can wait. We will address the most immediate needs - some cavities and some other issues that need immediate attention.

With that - Satan, you tried today to rile me up. To make me fear the unknown. But as quickly as you tried... God was already rescuing me. I can stand up and say to you Satan... I WILL FEAR NOT! THE LORD MY GOD IS WITH ME!


Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

I think the dentist is one of Satan's best tools. LOL Our family has been going through a lot of the same stuff. Once we finally found a dentist we are fairly comfortable with we had insurance issues. (My husband is self employed as well). And we have 8 mouths to care for (our oldest daughter has a job with excellent benefits). I don't even want to tell you how many cavities my family is sporting. All I can do is look at it as an opportunity to experience God's faithfulness.

I am so sorry for all your family is going through. Your post from yesterday made me think of Romans 8:28. I will be praying for all of you as you walk this path. Feel free to email me if you need more specific prayer. Meanwhile, I really enjoy coming here to read your posts!!

Love and prayers,

Ang baylis said...

Hi, Kriten!
As a dental hygienist I had to comment on this post! :) I hope your dentist is conservative. I've worked for many who have "goals" to meet each day. I don't believe in replacing old fillings for no reason. I also wanted to pitch out the idea of going to your nearest dental school to get your work done. It's a lot less expensive if you have the extra time required to have the work done. You know the job will be done right. Just an idea. I'm so sorry! So many take their teeth for granted.
Much love to you tonight and I must remind you to floss your teeth. (I know, a little late, right?)
Angie xoxo

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

another new look! What's next?

Anyway, I hate going to the dentist, but mine is very kind and good to me. I'm sorry for the stress. God will provide for your needs.

Be sure and check out the blog today. You'll know why once you arrive.

Thanks for everything~elaine

littlerad said...

Thank you for reminding me today that God is in control, I let my self get riled up at times and I have to what you did and just pray and let God take it from me...
Thank you