There are few things that can make us feel stuck in our walk with Jesus. One of the few things is sin. Sin is something that can cause us to grow apart from God instead of closer to God. Sin can lead to brokenness and leave a trail of pain. Sin is a rebellion against God but it’s also us falling short of what God calls us to be. Sin can be paralyzing if we don’t have others there to help us through the healing process.
Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:1-2
We as Christ followers should help other brothers and sisters to restoration. We should do this with gentleness and not be harsh. If someone was to be harsh to you in a time of brokenness how would that help? Often times what someone needs in a time of brokenness is someone to be there to guide them gently. When we can do this without compromising the truth of the Gospel, we walk out how Christ is with us in times of deep brokenness.
The second part to this is, we must be watchful that we don’t fall into the same sin. When we begin to think we are above a certain sin or that it could never happen to us, we open ourselves to possibly being trapped by that sin. While keeping watch over ourselves, we also are called to carry the burden with these people. We are supposed to walk with our brother or sister through the healing, we participate in the restoration with them. We’re not supposed to do life alone, we’re supposed to reach out to others about our struggles and confess. When we do this along with prayer and alone time with God, we will see healing and restoration begin.