This week's prompt: Easy.
Wow. It's been the most upside-down week in my life yet. Easy is not the word. It has been quite hard, watching somebody close go through great loss and unknowns and still no answers. There is nothing I can say or do. I can pray but I feel sometimes that it's not enough.
And, when you are obeying Galatians 6:2 and "Carrying one another's burdens, because in this way you fulfill the Law of Christ", it can cause you to feel burdened after a while.
Thankfully God also let Psalm 68:19 pop up in my "burdens" search.
"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.
Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death."
His yoke is Easy and His burden is light. (I'm sure that will be a well-referenced verse in this week's collection.)
Praying is actually hard to do sometimes. We are still praying for a miracle. Join me in praying that a lost person will be found. He is physically missing after four days. Maybe five by the time you read this. His mother is a co-worker of mine.
What God is teaching me in this is that if I will allow Him to carry me, I will have the strength to carry others because I am not doing it alone. And they need us to surround them and carry them when they are in crisis. I'm so thankful that my FMF crew offered to carry me when in January I was smack dab in the middle of another person's crisis.
Evil is real. Pain is real. Going through those things is never easy. But God promises to walk with us through them. And knowing you are not alone in a crisis? That makes it easier to bear.
I hope you'll continue to join us here on Five Minute Fridays. It has been the greatest blessing of my life!
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