Everyone has burdens, such as money problems, relationships, work issues, sadness, grief. The problems of life sometimes seem insurmountable. Over and over in the Bible, we are assured that God wants to carry our burdens, but here we are admonished to “bear one another’s burdens.” Just as God takes our cares upon Himself, we are to take the cares of our brothers and sisters upon ourselves. We are to pray with them, cry with them, give them counsel. Whatever it takes to lessen the load for them, we are to do. It is just a part of being in the family of God. We take care of each other.
We were known BEFORE we were born and were born with a purpose.
And we pray:
Father, Thank You for grafting me into Your family. Help me to bear the burdens of others just as You have borne mine. You have taught me what it means to care for others. Help me as I try to ease my brothers’ and sisters’ pain. Amen.