How are you? This seems to be a common question amongst people, or a way to communicate when you meet someone, but do people really want to hear how you are, or do they only want a simple answer of acknowledgement. It is easier to just say I'm fine, how are you, or I'm doing ok what's up with you? What happens when you break that pattern and tell someone how you really are, or what a miserable day you're having? Are they interested? Do they really want to listen & try to understand? Do they really care????? That's something I've often wondered and found people got flustered with when I exclaimed that I wasnt' doing ok or I was struggling. The last time somone asked I was having a really bad day. So do I lie and put on my happy face and pretend that life is a bed of roses? Well the last time I was asked how I was doing I responded with "I'm surviving". The lady looked up at me and said -"you know there are a lot of days I feel the same way, and wish I could just say the same". She did understand and had some compassion and we both smiled back at one another and she went back to her routine questions as I went on with my day and all it's problems.
Ok I know that despite the trials & things I face Jesus is there for me. He is there to hear my prayers, and the cry of my heart and he will hold me up no matter how I respond or what I say.
I'm just wondering how others cope when life's many struggles seem to overtake them and consume their lives. When you are struggling are you able to reach out to someone and ask for help, or ask for prayer or are you afraid to bother people with your problems? Do we need to expose our deepest thoughts & secrets or how we're feeling and explain why we need help? No, not unless the person is truly interested in it and it's something we feel in our hearts we need to share. Jesus promises to be there for us no matter what. It doesnt' matter what the time of day or night is. He will hear our pleas, and our cry for help. He loves us no matter what. We just need to reach out to Him. Sometimes I struggle and have a hard time asking for His help or praying so I need to be able to ask others to pray for me, and just trust in Him to provide.
Right now is not a good time to ask me how I'm doing. I need to reach out and ask for help. Please uphold me in prayer and just ask God to give me guidance & strength to get thro' a difficult time.
I really need your prayer support right now, so I'm using this blog as a cry for help.
God Bless You.