Being Supportive of Others

I read a blog yesterday that caused me to reflect on Moses in Exodus 17. Israel was in the midst of a battle and as long as Moses’s arms were raised up, Israel was winning, but when he got tired and his arms lowered, Israel started losing. So 2 others, Aaron and Hur, held his arms up and the result was victory for Israel.

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The reason I thought about Moses needing support from Aaron and Hur was because of reading a post by a woman named Jennifer who adopted a little boy that lived through trauma the first years of his life and how she needs to draw from the Lord to nurture her adopted son past the effects of the trauma. Her blog is Beauty From The Ashes. The link for the post is Hope in the Struggle. After you read it, please pray for her and her son. It is wonderful that she would adopt a small child who went through trauma in life.

She is being Jesus to her precious little boy even though it is hard at times. It makes me think about the need all of us who follow Jesus have of support from each other. Living for Jesus and especially seeking to serve him these days is not easy.

We all need the prayers of each other in the body of Christ. There are other ways to come alongside people. Practical things like a phone call to check on someone, taking someone for coffee, meeting the needs of others, or even kind words of encouragement. As Paul wrote in Galatians 6:

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

There are times we need the support of others just like Moses did and there are times we need to support others like Aaron and Hur did. In the body of Christ there are no lone rangers.

We need each other in Christ’s family.

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As a blogging community we can pray for each other. If we read about someone the Lord has freed from addiction, we can pray for that person for strength to continue. If we read about someone struggling with depression or anxiety, we can pray for that person to experience the Lord’s presence. If we read about someone grieving the loss of a loved one, we can pray for God’s comfort. The list goes on and on.

Please join me in praying for Jennifer and her precious little boy this week. Let’s look for ways to encourage those around us in our churches. Let us not grow weary in doing good. 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless



11 thoughts on “Being Supportive of Others

  1. First off I’d like to thank you for liking my poem. It brought me to your latest blog of praying for others especially pointing out the woman adopting the little boy and praying for them. I haven’t read it yet but I will. I love praying for others. Prayer is so powerful. Interceding on behalf of others no matter where they are in the world is an honor and a privilege, and it grows one’s faith when they hear the outcome or witness the results. One such case which went international was the Thailand soccer team that ended up being stuck in the cave. What a miracle. I’m sure there were millions of prayers carried up to the Throne Room of God. The ripple effect it had on people as each day unfolded until they were all rescued. Faith renewed, faith restored and with amazing results. The grateful testimonies and thankfulnes of each one of those boys will resonate all over the world for those who prayed for them. Hopefully it drew new believers into the Kingdom of God. I know we don’t always see or witness answered prayer, but I do know God, and His timing is perfect and He loves His children. Thank you for your link pointing out a special request on behalf of this mothers love for a hurting child of God. Yes, Gods Love in action lived out each day can make a world of difference. And thank you for making a difference in their lives even though they may never know how you have shared there story.

  2. I commend you for taking the time to support, encourage, share and pray for the mother and her son. You empathise with her pain and reach out as God would wants us to do. I will join you in praying for her.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing my story and for soliciting prayers on my behalf. I am grateful and humbled that even though you and others here don’t personally know me, you are all praying for my family. The body of Christ is beautiful, and I am so grateful for the many, many people over the years who have brought my family before the Lord as we’ve walked through some very hard trials. Thank you, and God bless you.

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