I was a big Dear Abby fan back in the day. Reading your column reminds me so much of how I enjoyed Abby's writings. I love your Godly perspective. I am a Registered Nurse and I work for the devil himself. This man is the most difficult human I have ever worked with. He treats us so terribly. After he's done screaming at us, he tries to be nice. I have terrible anxiety, but I love what I do. I am not sure how much more I can handle. I would love your advice.
Sincerely, Annoyed Nurse
Dear Annoyed Nurse,
First, allow me to express my gratitude to God, that my column has been appreciated and has touched some people's life. For me it is an honor when anyone trusts me enough to ask for encouragement. I honestly assure you that the Bible is my first priority in guidance, above all great psychiatrists, psychologists, and many other amazing writers. I am very sure that the Bible is the most trustful source of advice to help anyone. "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heavens and Earth." Psalm 121:2
Now my dear, when I read your statement: "I work with the devil himself," I felt very sorry for you. I have no doubt about your anxieties. Be aware that the devil is real, he really exists and he is crafty, cunning, and dangerous. He is able to disguise himself like an angel, animals, objects and he is bold enough to tempt any person that allows him in their lives. If you would like to understand how he became a devil, and how he also became an enemy of God, read: Genesis 3:1-5; Ezekial 28:12-19; and Revelations 12:7-9. The best advice to protect us from the devil is in the Bible. "Submit yourself to God. Resist the devil and he will flee away from you." James 4:7.
People with bad attitudes, hurting others physically or verbally, have their unfit behavior under the control of the devil. You should try to make a complete change in the lifestyle you are living now. You are not standing on solid ground. You are risking your own health, working under such abuse and stress. Emotional, mental, and physical abuse can affect your entire body. God does not desire that His precious children be weighed down with care. We must trust the Hand that is Omnipotent, who has a heart that is full of love.
This is my suggestion: First surrender yourself to God, ask for His guidance and He will be with you. God has provided a remedy to escape every sorrow, weakness, dangers, and grievance.
Ask your boss for a private meeting with him. Don't forget to ask God to be present with His Holy Spirit. Be honest, open your heart and tell your boss all your feelings, your anxieties, and how this abuse is damaging your health. If he does not agree to change and treat you with respect, you should look for another job. God is so wonderful. He might lead you to a pleasant environment and better salary. You are already blessed with a career that is in high demand and pays well.
Our God is a God of second chances, every day is a new beginning, yesterday is gone. "In everything you do, put God first and He will crown your success." Proverbs 3:6