When you’re afraid to open up.
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
When it comes to talking about your struggles, do you hold back or blurt it out?
For years I battled the desire to keep a lid on my burdens. I’m not sure if it was the way I was raised or if I was afraid of what might happen if I opened up to people. What I do know is that my inability to share my burdens was affecting my marriage, my friendships, and even my relationship with other family members.
Why is it important to share our burdens with one another?
God designed us to help one another (Genesis 2:18). It is not His will for us to bear our burdens alone. He desires for us to help ease the burdens of those around us. And He desires for us to let others help us as well.
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Refusing to share what’s going on in our lives, can prevent our relationships from growing. When we share our burdens it gives us the opportunity to invest in each other. This can tighten the bond between friends, create a deeper intimacy between husband and wife, and bring family members closer together. In short, the more we invest in each other the stronger we will be.
“Lord we praise you for your marvelous ways. Thank you for creating us to live in community with others. Help us to share our burdens with those you have placed in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!”
Thank you for following along today! ~Kelly
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