Benefits of God's care

One morning, while I was working in the warehouse, a fellow employee approached me quite upset. He began complaining to me about the deteriorating benefits of our company health-care provider and the increased out-of-pocket expense. The atmosphere was getting pretty heated as he began recounting specific instances that he and his wife recently encountered during doctor visits and drug store purchases that he felt were unfair, substandard, costly, and growing worse. 

As these complaints were being fired at me and beckoning a response, I was praying to handle the suggestions of outrage, discouragement, anger, and the temptation to join in sympathetically out of a sense of courtesy, camaraderie, and so on. As my co-worker continued, I began to realize that his frustration was beginning to turn on me because of my lack of response. I made a few gestures to acknowledge that I was hearing him, but it wasn’t enough and he stormed off. 

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