Friday, April 06, 2012

God Provides

Recently, I began to see how a lift chair could benefit me in my everyday life. I have been doing all of my college coursework from my bed, but that is not God's best. I get tired sitting in the wheelchair for long periods of time, which causes me to slump. That is not good for my posture, so with a lift chair I could be in the living room looking out the window while still being comfortable. Unless you've been sick, you don't know how depressing it gets to look at the same four walls (even though mine are a cheery yellow accented with purple) day in and day out. The lift chair will give me the opportunity to be more comfortable when I am working on my laptop, because it hurts my back to bend over a table at normal height and work from my wheelchair. Something else that most people wouldn't think about is that being in the bed for a long time puts you at risk for losing your mobility. Having a lift chair would make me want to get up more because it would be comfortable for my back and legs. The recliner we have now is too low for me to get up from without help. A new lift chair would give me more independence in that area, while still stretching my muscles and back.

My mom and I began to look into Medicaid paying for the chair, but they refused because I am in a wheelchair. They said it would be around $1,000 for the type of chair I needed. My family decided they would pool their money together, but God had a better plan. A thought flashed through my mind "Why not let your friends and family on Facebook know about your need?" I ran it by Mom to make sure it was okay to post it on my personal Facebook page, and in just a little over a week, we raised all of the money to cover the chair and a table for me to use while I work!! Even one girl I go to school with gave money! This just reinforced how good my God is! God even used this selfless act as a testimony of His goodness to the employees of the lift chair store. They were there at the beginning when we thought Medicaid would pay and saw us leave disappointed. My mom was able to tell them, “God supplies all of our needs,” as they watched her lay the money on the counter! My God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I could ask or think!