Together We Can Do This

DSC01299The victories and overcoming of others can be defeating for the one who hasn’t made it, no matter how hard they try. Success stories can act as a depressant to those who are still tasting defeat. One might think these stories encourage and motivate others…and for some, they do. For others, they are like more bricks on an already heavy load.

For those in the midst of struggle, facing the biggest battle of their life, there is more inspiration and hope in the fact that they are not alone and that gives them more strength and determination than any success story.

“I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” (Hebrews 13:5 the message)

If you’re lying on the ground with no strength left to get back up, a hand reaching down to help is better than knowing someone is waiting at the finish line. Think about it: when your struggling, do you want to see someone waving you on at the finish line or standing next to you with a hand outstretched to help you up.

There is too much, “Come on, you can do it” out there. There needs to be more, “Take my hand, we can do this together.” Carry someone if you have to…whatever it takes. Do you not realize that there is no success if someone is left behind?

“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV)

Where are you today? Are you standing at the finish line cheering someone on…someone who doesn’t have the strength left to get up, to go on…or are you the one standing by their side, hand in hand, arm in arm, letting them know…

“Together, we can do this.”


Categories: attitude, Bible, Christian, Christianity, devotions, encouragement, faith, family, friends, hope, inspiration, Life, Love, marriage, Religion, Spirituality | 12 Comments

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12 thoughts on “Together We Can Do This

  1. Thank you for the encouragement to be there for others…it’s easy to get so busy that I don’t see the need as I should. I want to be salt and light, but I need to be more hands on than I am. Convicting! ~ Sheila


  2. very good words and convicting to me.


  3. Reminds me of the time I was dating this guy who found out his kidney (he had one) was failing. He said he didn’t want to go on dialysis because he remembers how hard it was years ago. I cried in front of him because I felt his decision was selfish. I told him I’d stick by him and he can get through this. He is my husband of 12+ years. 🙂 walking with others through life’s difficulties are the most important steps we can take.


  4. This is a very uplifting and encouraging passage. Thank you for being honest. God bless you.


  5. Amen! You are so right on.

    Nice new page set-up!


  6. This has really encouraged me to be a better friend to those who are struggling. Thank you.


  7. Reblogged this on JUSTICE FOR RAYMOND and commented:
    Such accurate and touching words. When the world is crumbling around you – it is not words but deeds that are needed. Count your friends by the extended hands when you need one, not the number of cheerleaders on the sidelines.


  8. Often it is the extended hand that says more than the spoken word. When the world is crashing down on you, that is when you know your true friends


  9. Amen. A beautiful word. Thank you. Let us lay down our lives (whatever we are doing) and run to pick others up and carry them to Jesus! I thought of this verse: “Mourn with those who mourn. Rejoice with those who rejoice.” May the Lord give us sensitivity to be with others…may He be with them through us. Come, Lord Jesus!


  10. Very well put.


  11. Steven Sawyer

    Butch, this is such wisdom . I am so blessed to belong to a men’s group committed to walking along side each other in times of trials. Two of the guys from our group have gone through rough surgeries this week, one for cancer and the other open heart surgery. Some of us were right there with them going through it along side the men and their families. It was such a blessing for me to see and participate in. You are so right. I agree. We need more folks on the track with a hand out than we do cheerleaders at the finish line waving our brothers and sisters in Christ on.


  12. Excellent post. A point that most people never realize. You stated it well.


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