It’s Okay To Not Be Okay – Part 1

Mar 18, 2021

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2

It’s okay to not be okay.  It’s not okay to stay that way.  It’s not okay to hide your hurt.  It’s not okay to handle it alone.  It’s not okay to refuse help.  It’s not okay to keep silent.  It’s not okay to withdraw.  It’s not okay to settle.  It’s not okay to lose hope.  It’s not okay to push others away. Self-sufficiency was never a part of God’s design for us.  From mankind’s beginning, He purposed that we would be a people who needed help.  Help from Him.  Help from each other.   God did not give us the means to accomplish every task, satisfy every need, solve every dilemma, and fulfill every longing in isolation from other people.  In reality, there is actually very little we can do completely on our own.  There is no shame in admitting you need help.   We are broken people living in a broken world, so of course, there is going to be an open-ended need for assistance in every category of our lives.  To need help is simply to be human.  You and I are not wise enough, strong enough, or resourceful enough to go at it alone.  God never meant for us to. Instead, He made us to be a people who would look to Him for help.  Of course, He sometimes delivers this essential aid through divine intervention.  But many times, He works through divine community.  He calls, gifts, empowers, mobilizes, and sends the church of Jesus to be His hands, feet, and mouth to people inside and outside the family of God.  To care for His people and to care for others so they become His people. He made us to be interdependent upon each other as a means of being dependent on Him.  Therefore, it is your responsibility to let me know when you’re not okay so I can do what God called me to do in providing you help.  It is my responsibility to do the same in reverse.  It is our mutual obligation to “bear one another’s burdens” by asking for care when we are in a place of need, and giving care when we are in a position to meet needs.  This is God’s design for us.  This is how God works through us.  This is how God provides for us.   #shareyourburdenswithothers #beartheburdensofothers

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