Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sharing your burdens with others

I realized something tonight. I realized that if I can share my burden with someone else and they can share their burden with me, then I don't feel so heavy with my own problems. I guess God was right when He said that we should share our burdens with others.
My husband and I have been trying for 1 1/2 years to have a baby of our own. My best friend and I were in the same boat, they had been trying for 2 years and were just as discouraged as us. And then it happened, they ended up pregnant and will be having their first child in April. I guess I have to say that I did get pregnant around the same time as her, but we lost our baby at the end of August. I have this habit of keeping things bottled up inside me. But as I share my story with others and hear thier stories I am encouraged. Not because I wish infertility on any women, but because we can encourage each other by sharing our burdens. It will be so nice to go to bed tonight without the usual discouraging thoughts running through my head. I know that I am not the only one and I plan to try and encourage other women going through the same things.

Lord, use me to help others. Use my situation to encourage others. Help me show others how wonderful it is to be able to share burdens with others and not have to carry them around ourselves. Thank you so much for all you are showing me and teaching me in my trials.

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