I have dealt with many things in my life and because I struggled with trusting, I preferred to deal with many of these difficult situations alone.

Over time I have become more open and more trusting. Understanding that the Lord has placed people around me to help me in my time of need and to pray for me when I cannot come up with words to pray for myself.

In Exodus 17, we have an illustration of what it looks like to have others accompany us in a difficult time.

Israel was in a battle against the Amalekites. Moses had the burden of having to keep his hands held high. As long as Moses kept his hands raised, Israel prevailed but when he lowered his hands, the Amalekites prevailed.

During the battle, Moses became weary. The burden of the battle was too much for him alone. Thankfully, he had been accompanied by his brother Aaron and a man named Hur. These men understood what it meant to bear one another’s burdens (Galatiains 6:2).

They provided Moses with a seat and they took their positions.  Aaron stood on one side, holding up one of Mosse’s arms and Hur stood on the other.

On that day, the Israelites defeated the Amalekites.

Imagine what the end of the story would be if Moses was left to carry the burden of keeping his hands lifted alone.

Whatever burden you are carrying, remember you don’t have to carry it alone.

* I have linked up with FiveMinuteFriday, each weak a word is sent to my inbox. This week’s prompt: Burden. To learn more about the Five Minute Friday, click here.




  1. I love the scripture that tells us when two or three agree together, it shall be done. That fact encourages me to share my burden with a few like-minded friends!

    I love your illustration of Moses being supported by Aaron and Hur. May we all support the leaders God has placed in our lives!

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