Adding Burden to Burden

What do I mean by adding burden to burden?

The best way I know to describe it is when we have difficulty sharing our burden with others because we think it is too much for them to handle, we are adding a new burden to our already existing burden.

This happens when we are reluctant to open up with people and talk about what we are going through, not wanting to impose our problems on others.

Bearing a burden alone makes for a very heavy burden. God asks us to bear one another’s burdens. Weep with those who are weeping. Comfort those who need comfort. God’s arms are strong and He gives us strength, His strength to be His arms for hurting people.

Pain and sorrow need to be released.

When you keep it in and think

it is too much to put on others,

That is adding burden to burden.


God made His family to have the desire to come alongside hurting people and help them through the hard times. This is part of His plan to carry us through those difficult times and out of the valley.

God goes with you and brings others to walk the journey with you. Pain is not a journey meant to be walked alone.


2 Corinthians 1:3-4  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 


Excerpt from The Hope Collection: Portraying the Hope We Have in God