Carrying Others Burdens

10/12/2012 17:42
How often do you help others carry their burdens? Though we all have our own set of burdens, problems, and challenges, we are still required to help others when they are going through.  Being burdened with our own trials, issues, problems, or burdens is no excuse not to help and comfort others in their time of need.
As followers of Christ we should be actively seeking out to help and comfort our fellow brothers and sisters in their times of need. Helping others and carrying their burdens is an important part of our Christian duty. The Word says in Galatians 6:2 “Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

We fulfill this law when put the needs of others before our own. To be followers of Christ we must deny and abandon our flesh and be put the needs of others before our own.  Like Christ picked up the cross and carried the burden for our sins-and died for us, we should pick up the burdens of others and carry it with them.
By helping, uplifting, encouraring, and comforting others in their time of need, we are fulfilling one our Christian duties and living out the life Jesus intended for us.

 As Christians we should always remember are never alone in bearing our burdens. God never intended for of us to carry all of life's burdens on our own. 1 Corinthians 12:26 says, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” When one of our fellow brothers and sisters Christ is suffering and going through…it is like we all our suffering and going through.
We should always be willing to comfort, counsel, and help those who emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually weaker than us. Roman 15:1-2 tells us, “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.”
 Everyone has burdens. We all are going through something. Some of us burdened by sickness, others emotional issues, some financial problems, some of us are even burdened by certain people in life.
We all have a burden that we carry. So should we always be willing to seek out and help others when we are able.  By helping others carry their burdens, God will remember us when we get overburdened. He will send someone to help us carry our burdens! 

Today I encourage you to fulfill the law of Christ and help someone carry their burden today. Maybe they need a shoulder to cry on-someone to talk to. Maybe they are in a financial bind. Whatever is you can do to help make their burden a little lighter…DO IT! You never know when you will need someone to help you bear your burden.
Today’s Scripture: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God”.