There are times when life can become overwhelming. The sense of not being able to shoulder alone what is being thrown at you is very real for all of us at one time or another. It may be the loss of a loved one. Or losing one’s job. Struggling with health issues. Betrayal of a friend. Or maybe right now you are having difficulty meeting home/job/school expectations. Perhaps your head is in a spin because of strife within the family. These are burdens—packs upon your back—which can seem too heavy to carry by yourself.
What does the Holy Bible have to say on this subject? In Galatians 6:2 you can find the directive of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the churches at Galatia.
Read the selected verse in your heart language and maybe in a second language you are learning. Find encouragement in this Bible verse by copying it on an index card and placing it where you can readily see it. Read it aloud every day this next week. By the end of the week, I hope you will have it memorized and will use it as a guide for your life.
English—“Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 NIV (Holy Bible New International Version)
Français—«Portez les fardeaux les uns des autres, et vous accomplirez ainsi la loi de Christ.» Galates 6:2 LSG (Bible Segond 1910)
Español—«Ayúdense unos a otros a llevar sus cargas, y así cumplirán la ley de Cristo.» Gálatas 6:2 NVI (Santa Biblia Nueva Versión Internacional)
Deutsch—«Helft einander, eure Lasten zu tragen. So erfüllt ihr das Gesetz, das Christus uns gibt.» Galater 6:2 GNB (Gute Nachricht Bibel 1997)
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2 thoughts on “Carrying Each Other’s Burdens”
Thank you for these encouraging words!
When we have the strength to encourage by carrying another’s burden, that’s what we need to do.