Updated: Dec 14, 2019
People are greeted in many ways: "How are you doing," "Good morning," and even "What's going on." The problem is that people greet you with politely sayings, but most people do not have time nor the desire to really know how you are actually doing. I tested this the other day on a telemarketer who called my phone and asked, "How are you today?" I started telling him that my knee had been bothering me and that the doctor had scheduled an MRI and that I really needed someone to talk with. The man that called me trying to sell me something actually hung up on me. We all need someone to be there for us. We need to know that we are not alone when times are tough and even when life is good.
This morning I had the doctor's office call me and ask many questions leading up to my first MRI. The last question that she asked me was if anything had changed about me since the previous phone call. I told her that I had gotten a hair cut, but she really did not want to hear about me, just wanted to get through her questions.
The good news for each and everyone of us is that we have a God who cares enough to send His only Son to die on the cross for our sins. The Bible proclaims in 1 Peter 5:6-7, "Therefore be humbled under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your anxiety onto Him, for He cares for you." So if you feel alone and that no one cares or is willing to listen remember that Jesus cares for you, loves you, and has a wonderful plan for you. We must get past our feelings of hurt and loneliness and follow Jesus as Lord.