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Support system

22 June 2022
‘Share each other’s burdens.’

Astronauts have all kinds of equipment full of support systems to keep them alive and safe. And it’s the same in our relationships. Everyone needs a support system. We’re not designed to live life alone. Sometimes when others disappoint us, we might say, ‘I'm better off on my own!’ But that’s a mistake. It’s the sheep who strays from the rest of the flock that gets caught by a wolf.

One of Satan’s strategies is to isolate us so he can break us more easily. ‘A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken’ (Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT). When we have a good support network of friends and loved ones, we can share our burdens, find encouragement, and be uplifted when we face disappointments. Support gives us a sense of connection and acceptance, which are core human needs. It provides a place to be vulnerable, where we can feel safe in saying, ‘I don’t know,’ or ‘Can you help me,’ or ‘I need a hug.’ This type of support is God’s way. We don't always find it in our own families, but we can turn to the family of God.

Finally, don’t forget to show appreciation towards those who support you. Support doesn't just work one way: ‘Share each other’s burdens.’ We mustn't get so engrossed in our own problems that we forget others have problems too. Take time to ask about them and about any concerns or worries. It’s in the give-and-take of supporting each other that we grow and fulfil our God-given potential in life.

 

What Now?
Make a list of all the people you’d consider to be part of your ‘support network’. Then spend some time praying for each person on your list. Maybe even message them before you start to ask if there’s anything specific they’d like you to pray about.

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