Genesis 4:9 - Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"
Why do we find it so hard to get along or help each other as women? Why are we speaking poorly of one another? Why are we sleeping with each other's spouses? Why can't we support one another in business? Why can't we pray one for another with a pure heart?
Women are suffering daily with a number of issues. Some are burdened to the point where it is affecting their mind and bodies. Statistics show that 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition. That's over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined.
I believe that some women are suffering because they feel no one cares or they have been hurt before and do not trust. Suffering in silence is not healthy for anyone. We have to learn how to lift each other up and be sincere and loving. Do not give with the intent of getting back, that may never happen. Give knowing that God sees all and knows all and will reward you. Do it in silence without boasting and know that you have helped someone who may not have had another way out.
LIFT HER UP! If you can provide a shoulder for a sister to cry on or lend her an ear so that she can hear herself speaking out loud. Sometimes when we verbalize or thoughts out loud we can make a bit more sense of what is going on. Send her a text message saying "Hey Happy Monday or Whatever Day of the Week" or "Hey Girl Just Thinking of You."
Hold her secrets near and dear to your heart. If she is sharing it is a privilege and it should not be discussed with others. Give her some sound advice and if she needs prayer - pray with her, if she needs professional help - recommend someone and if she needs a hug - just extend your arms.
LIFT HER UP! Are you your sister's keeper? Remember that one day we will need a sister to be our keeper.
GIVE for GOD REWARDS!
Meditate on That!