Monday, August 14, 2017
“By helping each other with your
troubles, you truly obey
the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2 NCV)
I feel that our natural reaction is to pull back and isolate ourselves when we go through major disappointment in life…don’t you?? We want to handle it ourselves, don’t we. We’d like to keep our losses and failures and mistakes and crises a secret. We want to withdraw. What a terrible idea, huh??
When you go through disappointment or crises or loss, is when you need your friends the most, right? You need to accept help from others. God doesn’t intend for you to handle all the pain and stress in your life by yourself! We were wired for each other. We need each other. We are social beings. You know, the first thing God said in the Garden of Eden is,
“It’s not good for man to be alone.”
We’re made to be in relationships.
Job 6:14 says,
“When desperate people give up on God Almighty, their friends at least, should stick with them.” (MSG)
You know that there may come a time when you’ll say, “I don’t have any faith right now. I’m full of doubt.” That’s when you need your friends to step in and say,“That’s okay. We will have faith for you.
We will trust Go for you in this.”
“By helping each other with your troubles,
you truly obey the law of Christ”.
(Galatians 6:2 NCV)
What’s the law of Christ? It’s this:
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
The Bible commands us to help each other.
Every time you help somebody
who’s going through pain, you are fulfilling
the law of Christ.
Trying to handle your trouble yourself will only make you more tired and stressed out. You need to accept the help of others, and let your friends carry you through it.
And KNOW that God is WITH you ALL the way!!!
HE is at work in your circumstances,
even if you can’t see Him working at this point.
WHO in your life supports you through your loss and disappointment? Do you do the same for them??
What are things you find most helpful when you’re in a difficult situation??
What can we learn about God through the support of our friends who follow Jesus, too?
WHAT do YOU think??