I met up with a friend a while ago and he used an interesting phrase during our conversation. That phrase was “a grin and a cup of tea”. Obviously, there was no way I was not going to not add that phrase to my toolbox of phrases.
This phrase basically describes a scenario where we come across people we know and they ask us the question, “How are you doing”, but are not really interested in how we are doing. The question was just a superficial question. The interesting thing is that we know when people are really concerned about us and when things are superficial.
God asked a prophet, Elijah who had gone through the emotions of depression and discouragement a similar question (The Bible, 1 Kings 19:13). God did not ask the “grin and cup of tea” question, He asked because He really cared about him.
God is asking you this question today, “How are you really doing?”. He really means it and says in the bible, Hebrews 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses…”. Another passage in the bible, 1 Peter 5:7, says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”.
How are you really doing?
Have a great month ahead.
– Pastor Benson