Bear ye one another’s burden, and so fulfill the law of Christ
~ Galatians 6:2, KJV ~
~ June 8, 2020 Devotional ~
It seems that our society is facing some frightening times. We’ve sustain life-altering losses that appear quite profound and tragic. It may appear there is no hope for recovery. However, God’s divine and sovereign grace leaves us with faith and hope. It encourages us to not only seek after him. It empowers us to seek out the help and support of family and peers. We, too, are empowered to help support those who are struggling.
Scripture is quite clear. In times of need, we are called to share our faith, our hope, and comfort those in need. If we take upon ourselves the name of Christ, we also take upon ourselves to responsibility toward others.
…and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn, yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort…Book of Mormon – Mosiah 18:7-10
Recovery is a dark journey for most of us. Through our faith in Jesus Christ, we come to full knowledge of His light, love, and truth. Do we forsake others struggling in their own darkness and journey? God forbid. This is the heart and foundation of recovery support groups. A place to provide comfort. A place where individuals gather and fellowship with one another. Mourning with those that are in mourning. To bear one another’s burdens so that their burdens are made light. It is because of our own personal journey through those dark valleys are we empowered to properly comfort others as God has comforted us.
~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~
Heavenly Father, these times are trying, frightening, and discouraging. There is much suffering and tears in the hearts of people. Let me give comfort to those in need through your love and grace. As I grieve with those who are grieving, guide my speech. And, when I become discouraged, keep me mindful of your infinite love. In Jesus name, Amen.