Jesus said to Peter, James, and John, “My soul is full of sorrow. My heart is breaking with sadness. Wait here and stay awake.”
— Mark 14:34 ERV (Read Full Text)
We desperately need the presence of friends who love and support us in our times of struggle and distress. Jesus needed these closest three followers—Peter, James, and John—to be there with him and help him bear his burdens. So often, we don’t ask for help when we need it. In addition, we often forget to “stand with” those in need of support. Jesus’ honesty in his moment of anguish is a powerful reminder that we need to do both!
O Father, help me “stand with” those around me who are facing hardships. Use me to help them bear their burdens and to pray with them. In addition, dear Father, give me the honesty to share my burdens with those who can “stand with” me in my times of distress. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Reposted by: To Live Like Jesus Clothing Ministry on October 29, 2016