3. Share Your Concerns With Your Community
You are not facing these difficult times alone. The Lord is walking with you every step of the way. He also gives you other believers to walk with.
Paul was a follower of Jesus and a leader in the early church. He shared this with a fellow believer as encouragement.
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. (Philemon 1:6, NIV)
Paul reminded his friend that partnership is important and helps us have a greater understanding of God and His plan.
When you are struggling, share those concerns with another follower of Jesus whom you trust — someone you know is pursuing a relationship with God regularly and who knows God’s Word. You do not have to share struggles with everyone, but find those people who will encourage you and share the truth with you — not just tell you what you want to hear.
Fellow believers can remind you of God’s character through encouragement and accountability. They can pray for and support you. They can remind you of the truth when you’re struggling. Community reminds you that you are never alone, even in hard times.