I’m asking for prayer, especially the week of September 10-14, from those who may know me and my situation.
I formerly worked for a large healthcare company in Minnesota. In August of 2010, I gave a presentation to the medical staff (called grand rounds) on the Oath of Hippocrates. My talk so offended the sensibilities of some of the doctors and staff at my company that two weeks later I was dismissed. No warning.
I’m now in a legal dispute with them over my departure–binding arbitration, actually. The hearing is September 11-14.
Through the process of this action, I’ve learned that they contend I was also a bad doctor (not so!) and I’ve learned that my dismissal was actually the decision of one of my former partners who didn’t hear or read my talk. I’ve also learned that my pro-life views and moral stand on issues of patient care were a determining factor in my departure.
That’s about as much as I want to say about this issue now. I intend to write about this after it’s all over, win or lose. And, of course, I could lose.
God, in His providence, promises in Romans 8:28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” I rest on that promise–not that I think I must win in order for “all things [to] work together for good”–but I know that if I lose, the loss will be God’s “good” for me. I pray I can rejoice and accept such an outcome should it occur.
My life verses are from Habakkuk 3:17-18 which read, “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” (ESV) It’s one of the clearest explanations of what my attitude should be toward suffering as part of God’s family. I have great peace in knowing my God is in control and, win or lose, my response will be the same. “…I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”
And, win or lose, I pray I can bring glory to His name.