"Simon, Simon, take heed: Satan has been given leave to sift all of you like wheat; but for you I have prayed that your faith may not fail; and when you have come to yourself, you must lend strenght to you brothers."
Have you found yourself being sifted? Do you lend strength to your brothers?
We all go through tough times in life but sometimes the people we come in contact with do not lend strength. Be gentle with each other and when someone comes to you in desperate need, do not withhold your compassion. They need it just as much as you do. That unemployed man that has helped you when you needed help needs you. That widow who you thought was so tough is just putting on an act because her friends told her she needed to be tough. Even that bully who gives you such a rough time is just as insecure as you. Jesus's only commandment was "Love one another."
Here is my guarantee, if you do this God himself will look on you with favour and meet all your needs and in the end will grant you eternal life. Have faith in God and have faith in Jesus who came to save you and show you that God loves you.
Do you need compassion? Do you need encouragement too.
Do you have a story about when someone showed you compassion when you thought all was lost and no one loved you? Tell us about it. You are loved by God, now tell someone.