What is true support? When a friend is in need, unable to stand, faith is wavering and a choice needs to be made, we say I will support whatever you choose to do. I compare that response to carrying pillows around for the sole purpose of cushioning their fall. But isn't true support, a strength verb, where we help to hold each other up as pillars support a building?
In the book of Exodus, the Israelites would win the war as long as Moses held up the rod. When his strength was failing, Aaron and Hur held his arms up for him and ensured their victory.
12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Exodus 17:12-14 (NKJV)
When our loved ones find darkness pressing in all around them, we need to continue to stand with them and declare God's kingdom come on this earth, right now as it is in heaven.
We cannot walk out their journeys for them, but we can walk alongside them. We can encourage one another by testifying of God's unfailing love in our own lives. He has so many attributes, that one could share a personal story about His faithfulness, love, compassion, provision, or healing, the list is endless. So if you or you're loved ones are ready to give up, remind them of God's character with you're own experiences or find someone who is a witness for His kingdom. If He did it for them, He can do it for me and if He did it for me, He can do it for you!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13(NKJV)