Life is full of struggles. It could be our own daily struggle or someone else’s that weighs heavy on our heart. As Christians we are supposed to bear one another’s burdens. We are to cry with them or rejoice with them.

Romans 12:15

 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Galatians 6:2

 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

We may never understand all the sufferings of this world. But we can trust in God’s Word to help us overcome or endure them. When we suffer it brings us closer to God. Think about Job and all he endured. He experienced a deeper relationship with the Lord during his suffering.

Job 42:5

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.

Jesus understands our pain because He suffered more than all of us. When we allow Him to help us we can help others who may be suffering. His grace is always sufficient for any situation we may find ourselves in.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:9

 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Our society teaches us to look out for #1. God commands us to carry one another’s burdens. As brothers and sisters in Christ we need to be there for one another and share in all the joys and sorrows. We need to display the love of Christ to others. This is what makes us different!