There is an old bridge near our home. The Harrisburg Covered Bridge was built in 1875, it is the oldest covered bridge in Tennessee. I took this picture a few years ago during a snow storm. Bridges are built to make a way to get us over places that would be far more difficult to travel without them. I’ve often thought how the Lord is like that, especially if we will follow His path and plan for our lives.
Jesus is the Bridge in our relationship with God, He is also our Bridge to help us through difficult times. You have to trust a bridge as you go over it. In the same way, you and I need to trust in the Lord for Him to be the Bridge that gets us through stressful situations. He understands more than anyone else, the obstacles you and I face in life. Chuck Smith has said that “God wants us to trust in Him completely, even when we cannot see any possible solutions.” God is always there nearby, we can count on Him to be dependable, no matter what our circumstances may be. There have been times in my life, that I didn’t know what to do next, or I did not know how I would make it, but I did…because of God’s Bridge of Guidance, Grace and Mercy. One of my favorite Scriptures is “ God is our refuge and strength, a Very Present Help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
Sarah Young, popular inspirational writer, describes it this way,” Whenever you feel inadequate for the task at ahead, stop and think about your resources. God is your strength. He is infinite and He never runs out of anything. So when you work in collaboration with the Lord, He will give you what you need to keep moving forward step by step. Refuse to be discouraged by delays or detours. Instead. trust in the Lord…and just take the next step.” Remember God’s promise: ” If you do what the Lord wants, He will make certain each step you take is sure.”- (Psalm 37:23).
The old Harrisburg Covered Bridge has been been trustworthy for the many people who has traveled over it through the years. How much more can we trust in God’s Faithfulness who has stood the test of time for Eternity! Whatever issues or concerns you may be facing today, take the next step by trusting in Jesus to be your Bridge. He is close by you. He is trustworthy and you can always count on Him.