|© 2014 by Diane Weidenbenner|
For any of you out there that are having an especially trying time - you've lost a friend to cancer, or you've lost your job, or you just need to know that God is real and available, and unconditional in His love ... this bridge is for you!
It is to remind us that there is always another way, another opening, another opportunity right around the bend. There is always a different perspective, or a lesson to learn that will make us stronger for the journey ahead.
Lately, I've been feeling like I need a bridge. I've come to the edge of something, an ending, whether it be to summer, to a really big project that was successful, or perhaps a change in a friendship. Something that makes me stop, reassess where I'm at and where the next step or road might take me. The bridge is where I am right now.
The bridge could be confirmation that something has changed. It's not necessarily good or bad, just different. The bridge is a promise that no matter what's on the other side of the river, or bend, or situation, that there's a place to go from here. The bridge is a stronghold that will get me from here to there, wherever "there" is. I read a quote that reminded me that no matter what's happening in my life, no matter where I am, that it isn't a surprise to God. He's all-knowing so He knew ahead of time that I would be here, now. And, He's the affirmation and encouragement to go further. To take His bridge of faith and support.
So, if you've been feeling like that too, here is your bridge. Focus on it, take the next few and don't stop until you've reached the other side. You'll arrive somewhere new, with renewed strength, resolution and hope that will carry you through. Send this "bridge" on to someone you know that could use it. You never know how the Spirit of God nudges you to do something just at the right moment.