My heart is broken today. I am feeling the pain of other people's burdens. One family suffered the death of their baby recently. Another dear family is dealing with a failed adoption placement. Both families are to be admired for their strength and faith. But today my heart aches for both of them. I consider it a blessing to carry so much empathy for others.
When you think you are having a bad Monday, or just a bad day in general, there truly is always someone out there who has suffered more than you. But the good news is that rather than pray for a lighter load for yourself, you can pray to lighten the load of someone else.