We don't struggle alone. Is that comforting? Sometimes. It comes down to the battle over self. When I want it to be all about me....I don't care that others are having a tough time too. However, knowing you aren't the only one can be a comfort....because there are others who understand and can offer support -- and it's possible to return the support....forming community.
The other important fact to remember is that Christ first struggled and died for us. So, we aren't alone. We have a Savior who first carried the burden and will still carry us.....pretty amazing...and comforting.
Lord, help me cling to the truth of your strength and love when struggles come my way. Amen.