No matter who you are. No matter what your position is in your home, work, or local church. No matter what calling is placed on your life. If you, or anyone of us, are going to successfully make it through this Christian journey we need support. We need encouragement from one another. We assistance through the hard times and struggles. In the midst of our personal and spiritual battles, we need a helping hand; someone who will be there as our advocate and friend to help us carry the load. We all need someone whom we can garner strength from in our times of weakness.
There was a time in the Bible when Moses sent Joshua out to battle against the Amalekites. During this battle, Moses stood atop a hill with the rod of God in his hand. As long as his hands were raised the battle would turn in their favor, giving them victory against their adversary. But, the longer the battle ensued the more cumbersome it became for Moses to hold that victory stance. For every time his hands became weak and he lowered his arms, the enemy would start prevailing against his people. Upon seeing the heavy hands of Moses, Aaron and Hur came to his aid. They offered him support. They sat Moses down on a rock and they held his heavy hands; they came alongside him during the fight to help keep his hands steady (read Exodus 17:8-13, NKJV).
The Bible tells us, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion . . . Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken,” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, NKJV). There is strength in togetherness. There is value in being there for one another. When someone’s hands are getting too heavy to deal with the things in life, we as a people of God should come alongside them as the boys did for Moses, and help them through the battle. Then, we are unified as one in the struggle, offering the strength that cannot be easily torn away.
Do you or someone you know need assistance? Do you know someone who is having a hard time right now? It might be nothing big, but just the daily ins and outs of life are wearing on you or a friend. Can you offer encouragement to that one? If you are the one in a struggle and need help, I encourage you to not try to fight alone. Find someone who will come alongside you to champion your cause with you. If you know someone who is struggling, can you be the one that helps strengthen the heavy hands? What greater way to show the love of Christ in you than to be there for each other?
Bible Verses for Supporting Others:
Galatians 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
Romans 15:1 “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.”
Philippians 2:4 “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
John 15:12 “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”
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