Grace and Truth For Questions Like “Are You Okay?”

June 21, 2019 |
Grace and Truth

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.

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The Treasure Buried In Your Weakness

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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.

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  • Reply Tiffany Montgomery June 21, 2019 at 10:36 am

    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.
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  • Reply Michele Morin June 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for this encouragement!
    Michele Morin recently posted…Is It Time to Declutter Your Soul?

  • Reply Marty June 22, 2019 at 8:40 am

    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.
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