“For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:5. Various kinds of burdens are mentioned in the Scriptures. Some can be shared, but others God intends that we carry by ourselves. Although the weight of these trials may at times seem unbearable, we eventually come to see that our Lord always has a wise design in the burdens He lays upon us. His purpose is especially evident when we face a new crisis. The burden a Christian is given may be thought of as the weight of God’s loving arm upon his shoulder. Through adversity and trial, the Lord often provides the resources needed to cross some chasm of difficulty up ahead. If we recognize this and trust in Him, what we originally thought was an unbearable load of care will be used to bring us spiritual progress and victory. Burdens can become bridges to blessings.