Grace and Truth For Questions Like “Are You Okay?”
Are you okay? How are you doing today? How’s it going?
These are questions we get asked on a regular basis. Or at least we do in my neck of the woods. And 90% of the time, they are asked because people really want to know.
We live in a wonderful small town, with an amazing church family. Their love and support mean the world to us. However, those are the kinds of questions that I really don’t know how to answer.
The last thing I want to do is lie and say I’m fine because I’m not. And they know it. I’ve been struggling with chronic migraines for almost two years now.
Status migranosis, my neurologist called it. It’s basically where you get a migraine one day and it never goes away. Ever. Like, my head hurts all the time. Some days are better than others, but it always hurts.
So for two years, I haven’t been able to say “I’m fine.” I can say, “it’s a good day,” or “it’s a bad day.” Or I can shake my head. Sometimes I just say, “well, I’m here.”
I hate feeling like I’m always complaining, but I don’t know how else to answer truthfully.
This Week’s Featured Post
Which brings me to this week’s featured post. It was written by Michele Morin about a book she recently read. What really struck me was the following line:
“Fine is a lie that isolates hearts and drives pain underground, and the soul that is determined to be perceived as fine will never uncover the treasure that is buried in weakness.”
You can find out more by reading her post on Living Our Days.
Click Here To Read This Week’s Featured Post:
The Treasure Buried In Your Weakness
And Michele, feel free to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button and add it to your post so your readers can celebrate with you.
Are You Okay?
Before you go, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the question, “Are you okay?” And others like it.
How do you answer them? Are these questions you ask others frequently? Have you ever considered that it is hard to answer?
Whatever your thoughts are, we would love to hear from you in the comments below.Have you linked up your Christian blog posts with the Grace and Truth link up? I did! Click To Tweet
Check Out This Christian Book
Oh, and don’t forget to check out Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy. It’s the book that prompted Michele’s post that I featured this week.
It is hard to answer that question when you live with chronic pain. I want to answer I’m Fine” but that would be a lie. Often the answer has to be, “I’m in pain today but God is good.” which works for everyone except hubby who still doesn’t know how to ask or how to help… Thanks for sharing this encouragement.
Yes! It’s so good to know I’m not alone in this struggle. Not that it’s good you’re in pain too… well, you know what I mean.
Thank you for this encouragement!
Thank you for linking up with Grace and Truth and sharing your writing with us. You are such a blessing!
Every time I visit I enjoy your corner of the blog world more and more. Thank you for continuing to share and create this space for the good of others even while dealing with headaches on a regular basis. I have a dear friend that has a similar issue and I have seen how debilitating it can be.
Thank you, Marty. What a nice thing to say. I’m so sorry to hear your friend struggles with these migraines as well. I wouldn’t wish them on anyone.