It’s not always the person that looks depressed that needs a listening ear; it could very well be the one with the biggest smile.
Scripture tells us to carry each other’s burdens. To encourage one another and build each other up. If you’re dealing with a difficult struggle, you don’t need to carry it alone. In fact, let me encourage you to share it with a trusted brother or sister in Christ. They love you! So, let them share your burdens, listen to you, pray with you, let them be there for you. Jesus Command’s us to love one another as Christ loved us. In this and many other scriptures, Jesus wants us to be there for one another; on the other hand, Satan works to make us feel alone and bring us down. Christ wants us to be prepared with the whole armor of God, That we may fight the internal spiritual fight against the unseen enemy and win.
Scripture tells us,
“humble ourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you,”
“… If God is with us, who can be against us!“
” And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him — a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”James 4:10, Romans 8:31, Ecclesiastes 4:12
- Galatians 6:2 (Share burdens)
- 1st Thessalonians 5:11 (encourage/build-up)
- John 15:12 (Command to love)
- 1st Peter 5:8 (satan)
- Ephesians 6:10-20 (armor of God)