on 07/18/2018 at 02:13 pm
Thank you very much for your insight, thoughts, and reply Greg,! crazy enough I have come closer to God through all of this, praying heavily, and trying to be open to his direction. The man that harmed my family was also my pastor and I felt was a friend. I now see his friendship was false and premeditated to do what he did, just a fierce struggle.
Mr H
on 07/17/2018 at 10:59 pm
I am carrying a brother. my stepson. it has been a long road and I have become unsteady trying to bear the weight. lord keep giving me strength and i ask you all to please pray for us.
Boyce Moses
on 07/17/2018 at 03:04 pm
Merciful Father, we come to You today to thank You for giving us the opportunity to show Your love by helping others. At times we all need someone to help us carry our burdens. Let us gladly help others with their’s and always give the glory to you. To me Father, nothings give glory to You like helping someone in need. Praying in the name of Him that gave all for us, Jesus Christ. Amen
Greg Arnold
on 07/17/2018 at 01:59 pm
Hey Shannon! The best example I can see is God sending his son for all of us - no matter what we’ve done or didn’t do. Some choose him, some don’t. For those who continue to reject him or harm our life, we don’t toss them out - we love them. Sometimes love is never ending prayer. Other times it’s just listening. Maybe it’s forgiving them... which doesn’t mean you approve, but that you let it go. Then, there’s times when we press in even closer. I’ve known a few times when I had to distance myself from a brother so he could learn to love on his own without me interfering. I think the prayer is for God to direct you in how to handle it so you can be the living representative of Christ. Certainly pray for him, but don’t forget to seek God’s counsel.
on 07/17/2018 at 01:37 pm
What if your brother did something illegal,personal not financial, against my family to point where he could be facing up to 15 years in prison? I have struggled mightily with this idea for the past 6 weeks and have prayed heavily.

DAY 198: He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  ~ Galatians 6:9

"And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy he's my brother..."

The Hollies (1969)

When your legs begin to tremble under the weight of carrying someone who matters to you... dig deep, the harvest is coming.

The season of rescue may seem long, hard, and almost impossible - but you were built for a time such as this.  Carry your brother!

We help one another to reap the harvest for doing good. Ask God to reveal those who are carrying your brothers. Pray for them. Encourage them.  Give them rest - share the load - show them the harvest.

Is someone carrying you right now? Are you carrying a brother?