We should never feel like we are alone in this world. Many times we face
trials and tribulations and we believe the lie that there is no one around
to support us, encourage us and lift us up. What we must remember and
realize is that we have a vast army of support waiting to be there for
us. We have our family, our friends, our coworkers, our acquaintances and
the list goes on. We simply must let our needs be made known so that
others can intervene and help us carry our burdens. A simple illustration
to emphasize this point is like someone trying to carry a heavy rock up a
hill all on their own, it won't be easy doing it alone, but having others
by our side helping us carry that rock will lighten our load and make
overcoming that challenge much easier. The burden that is shared can be
carried with much more ease than trying to carry it yourself. We simply
must show our humility and ask for help when we need it.
We must let go of all pride and ego and allow ourselves to be helped. We
will quickly find that those around us will gladly help us to carry our
burdens, to lighten our loads and to be there for us in our time of need.
Always remember that you are loved. No matter how dark your path may seem
right now, you can come out of it better, stronger and wiser than you were
before. Simply make yourself available to receive the help that you need.
When we share our burden, we will be encouraged in our hearts knowing that
we are loved beyond comprehension.
Know that you are loved beyond comprehension. Never believe the lie that
you are fighting the battles alone. You have a vast army of support
surrounding you, you just have to receive it for yourself. I encourage
you again to see how blessed and fortunate you are. No matter your burden,
you can be triumphant over that situation by sharing the load that you
carry and allowing others to be there for you. Always remember that help
is simply a call away.
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see how
beneficial it is when a burden is shared. We can't do everything on our
own and the sooner we realize that the quicker we will triumph over the
obstacles in our path.
PILLARS ON YOUR PORCH
You may have heard writer Elizabeth Foley's insightful words: “Friends in
your life are like pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up and
sometimes they lean on you. Sometimes it's just enough to know they're
standing by.” It's true. The difficulties of life are easier to manage
In the book Schindler's Legacy, authors Elinor J. Brecher and Jill Freedman
interview some of the people saved by the Nazi Oscar Schindler. One
survivor says this about the sufferings of her life: “I survived Auschwitz
and all the atrocities of the war. But the most difficult thing I ever
had to face was losing my 39-year-old daughter to cancer.”
The army of modern medicine could not save her daughter. This woman went
through the war and concentration camp experience with people; she suffered
alongside of them. But she fought this other terrible battle alone.
We are all survivors! In some way we have each encountered something
potentially devastating, and we overcame. And the overcoming of it was
easier with the companionship of others.
Isn't it true that very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts? And for
some reason they seem lighter when we just know that, though others may
not be lifting, they are standing by.
If you're trying to lift a burden alone, this may be a good time to reach
out. Others may be waiting to help lift. Or, like porch pillars, they may
at least be there to lean on.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Galatians 6:2-4 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of
Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall
he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”
1 John 4:7-11 “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not
knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God
toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that
we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that
he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
Psalm 34:17-19 “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth
them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a
broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the
afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”
Psalm 118:4-6 “Let them now that fear the LORD say, that His mercy
endureth for ever. I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered
me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: I REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE LORD ALWAYS PROVIDES
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry