Carry Each Other’s Burdens

So today, my horoscope said:

Dealing with the people you care for turns out to be a heavy burden. Spread the word far and wide, for it is time to set yourself free. After all, this kind of dependence ends up taking a serious toll. It’s not your job to carry someone else’s cross.

What a horrible way to think; as Christians, we believe that the Lord blesses us with His love and the strength to get through the storms that we face. He made the ultimate sacrifice when he gave us his son to relieve us of our sin.

1 Peter 2:24:

He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Knowing this, especially during these troubling times, how could we not pay His blessings forward to our fellow man. When the burden they face becomes too much for them to carry alone, should we not lift them up? Would we not want someone to help steady us when we are straining under the weight of our earthly troubles? Should we not help each other strengthen our faith when its waivers so we are reminded the Lord is working to relieve us of our angst? Have we forgotten that we are all children of the Lord, and He never gives us more than we can bear, and maybe it is through the compassion we show each other in difficult times that He is lessening our load? Do we not believe that He will look down upon us favorably and bless us tenfold for showing compassion to others? Remember, it is not only the righteous thing to do, but we are commanded to do it.

Galatians 6:2:

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ

Remember, as humans, none of us is immune to troubles.

Psalms 34:18 tells us:

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

How weak and selfish are we to expect the Lord to carry our burdens and believe it is not our responsibility to provide comfort and aid to others that we look at our assistance to others as a burden to ourselves and allow them to continue to struggle, crushed under the weight of their troubles.

May the Lord give us the strength to help those in need and the foresight never to turn our back on others.

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