For we do not want you to to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which come to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despair even of life; indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raised the dead; who delivered us from so great peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And he will yet deliver us, you also joining in helping us through prayers, so that thanks maybe given by many persons on our behalf for the prayer bestowed on us through the prayers of many.
God allows us to be burdened beyond our own strength so that we may not put our trust only to ourselves but to God. Now let us not keep our troubles to ourselves, for we are not to walk this journey alone. We are to walk this journey together with our brothers and sisters as one body with Jesus Christ as its head. Through prayers we are indeed strengthened, and through the prayers of many we stand firm. Thus,let us both share our comforts and sufferings to our brethren.