According to the Webster’s dictionary, A bridge is “a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle.“
As I was spending time with the Lord one morning, He kept showing me a bridge. I felt the question lingering from Him to me: What is your bridge? Am I your bridge? I wanted to say, “Yes.” I wanted to say, “Always.” Yet, I know that sometimes I do not allow Him to be my bridge. I try to handle difficult things myself, and come to Him last.
I took my children for a walk that morning through our neighborhood and as I walked, the Lord spoke to me about it again. He gently asked, “What is your bridge?” So I came home and looked up the definition of the word bridge. A bridge is ‘a structure carrying a pathway or roadway over a depression or obstacle‘. Sometimes, I run into obstacles in my thought life. I have a tendency to dwell on things that do not edify my spirit.
On Sundays, I wake up and long to walk through the fields and touch the noses of the horses. Smell the familiar smells of the barn… and my youngest daughter is a lot like me in that regard. One night, her and I sat coloring together at the table, and she was sharing with me how much she missed our horses. I watched the tears in her little eyes and I longed for nothing more than to put her pony in our little yard. Of course I can’t. But I wanted to bless her. I wanted to take her sadness away.
I know the Lord feels the same way about each of us. He wants to fix the things that bring us sadness. He wants to hold us in His arms when we cry. He wants to be our Bridge.
That night, I declared to the Lord, ” You are my bridge. I will allow you to take me over to the other side.” I am reminded of Philippians 4:8. It says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Maybe you run into obstacles in your thought life or in other areas. I pray this verse over you, friend. Set your mind on things above and allow God to be your bridge.
I would so much rather take The Bridge then trudge through the cold water or dangerous obstacles. Wouldn’t you?