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Caring For Others | A Devotional by Ashley Massie

“Bear each other’s burdens, and so fulfill the legislation of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

When a member of the family confronted an unsure prognosis ? a attainable prognosis of most cancers — I used to be anxious about their future and my future. I didn’t need to take into consideration the attainable disagreeable occasions to come back. Due to this, I used to be very wanting to share my burden with others, within the perception that the prayers of others would assist spare my member of the family from her well being points. However what I discovered was that no person to whom I believed I used to be shut actually cared.

No one mentioned they’d pray.

Offended, I sought the counsel of a good friend, confiding in them my emotions in the direction of my supposed Christian “mates” and their actions in opposition to me. Graciously, this good friend identified that sure, it’s a unhappy scenario when believers can’t be relied upon for assist, however she gently requested if I had ever performed the very same factor with out realizing it. I thought of it and needed to admit that as a believer, I had failed others many occasions too. I had merely mentioned a tiny prayer as soon as for somebody with well being points or fully ignored their burden as a result of I couldn’t perceive the magnitude of their scenario; nicely, that’s, till I used to be of their footwear.

That’s precisely what Christ calls us to do — to bear one another’s burdens. It doesn’t matter in case your finest good friend or your pastor doesn’t try this for you, you’re required to, it doesn’t matter what others round you’re doing. You would possibly simply be that solely individual’s advocate. Take a while right now to consider how one can bear another person’s burden.

Father in Heaven, spur in our hearts the need to wish for others and remind us all through the day to take action. Allow us to at all times be prepared to wish for others and ask for prayers for ourselves and people we love. Amen.

By Ashlea Massey
Utilized by Permission

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