On the heels of my studies in Red Sea moments last week, in which we face great adversity with no way out, I am struck with the number of people around me who are facing this kind of adversity. Are you one of them? We can do better at carrying the load together…
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
After having a group of people over a couple of weeks ago, Lucy commented that everyone around that table has a story to tell. That table included thyroid cancer, seizures, brain injury, fibromyalgia, depression, autism, anxiety, and more. Some were Red Seas that people had passed through, and some were adversities they are facing even now.
Yesterday I was honoured to preach the sermon at our church and I chose Exodus 14:14, ‘The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’ Again, I was hit with story after story of the adversities people are facing.
We need to carry each others’ burdens. We need to ask people to share their stories. People are carry the world on their shoulders and most are shouldering it alone. We can help carry the burden.
And we can share the amazing truth that, even though we have trouble in this world, Jesus says, ‘take heart, I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33).