Here’s part of an email I sent in response to a friend’s question.
“How am I doing? Thanks for asking. You didn’t have to, and I appreciate it.
Instead of a polite, culturally acceptable lie like, “Oh, fine.” Here’s the truth.
Right now both the boys have the flu. That sucks. I can’t do anything to stop them hurting. That REALLY sucks.
I’m tempted to look at porn on the internet.
I don’t pray very much
Scripture is pretty dry right now.
I’m in constant need, and completely dependent on God, but I live like I’m not.
I have a great wife, wonder-full kids, and more good stuff in my life than i even know, and in the back of my mind it’s not enough. I always want more.
Now here’s the rest of the truth.
God reigns, and he’s faithful.
He loves my boys more than I do.
He knows all about my weaknesses.
He’s able to complete what He started.
This is just real life in an imperfect world.
Much more info than you may have wanted, but I’ve got to start being real.”