How can you help others bear their burdens?

And it came to pass after many days there were a goodly number gathered together at the place of Mormon, to hear the words of Alma. Yea, all were gathered together that believed on his word, to hear him. And he did teach them, and did preach unto them repentance, and redemption, and faith on the Lord.  And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;   Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—  Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?  (Mosiah 18:7-10)
We have made a promise to help bear one another’s burdens.  At times this can weigh very heavy on our shoulders and our hearts.  I know that when I really listen, when I pray with real intent and when I just sit there is a stretching of the soul but there is also a healing of the soul.  I feel that when we are there for another person we become the physical arms for Jesus.  I know He works through us.  I am so very grateful for those of you who help carry me through my hard times.  We all know I have them often enough.  Your encouraging words lift me.  Your words that are hard to hear but ever true are just what I need to get me moving in the right direction.  Your ability to listen to me tell the same old story over and over again is an example of  long-suffering.  Thank you for teaching me how “pause and help to lift another.”

About nicolemd

I am an ordianry girl living an ordinary life and learning to love it. This blog is part of my personal process of discovering myself, who I have always been, the divine in me. It is part of my commitment to returning. View all posts by nicolemd

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