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Carry each other?s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ?
Sounds difficult for me to understand or put into practice because I am a type of person who does not want to put my burdens on other people because I think that each and everyone has their own burdens to carry. In addition, I too feel many times that I have more than enough of my own burdens that I couldn?t carry more of others. Don?t you feel the same?
But then God says:
1. Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
Then it dawned on me that God understand that as humans, it will be too heavy for us to carry so much load. That is why, after taking each other?s problems on our shoulders, he said that we could give those loads to him. It is like a teamwork. He wants us to work together and afterwards, take him, the strongest one as the leader. The one who will find the solutions. Then we don?t need to be concerned. What a relief! Now, we don?t have to be troubled to take each other?s burdens. We can just give them to God later in prayer and thanksgiving and believe that He will lead us to how we can be of help to one another and to those people that He are sending into our paths that needs assistance. We can give a support not with our own strength and knowledge, but God?s strength, provisions and love.
He reminds me:
And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
For me it means that the more we became weaker, the more we will receive God?s strength and His power. Isn?t that amazing?
So what are the burdens you are carrying? Don?t you want to give those burdens unto God, so that he can carry them for you? For me, I am so glad that I don?t have to carry alone my burdens about some family members that are not surrendering their lives unto God and for those that are backsliding. In addition, friends that getting attracted more to the sparkling lights of this world than the source of light. Not to mention those that are dear to me who have difficulties in life financially and physically. And last, but not the least; my battles in everyday life. Now, it will be not my battles. It will be our battles, with God as the leader who leads us to triumph.
Thank you so much Father that you understand what we are going through and you wanted to be a part of our struggles and heartaches so that we can be joyful and be victorious in every circumstances, living our lives to the fullest.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.