Support doesn’t require solution

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Gal. 6:2

As individuals and as faith fellowships we create environments that invite those around us to either share or to hide their burdens. Before anyone is going to open up and reveal heart-breaking, life-sucking burdens, which are usually deeply personal, that person must feel he or she is in a safe place. Sometimes, in our zeal to solve one another’s problems we don’t actually extend the love, acceptance, and support that really unburdens the carrier.

Lord, I trust You to solve the burden problems, help me take care of the burdened.