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March 1, 2016

The Bridge

Continued from Springboard

Definition:A structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle.1)http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/bridge

We often think of a bridge as a structure that goes over a body of water.  But the real purpose of a bridge is to get you to the other side.  There are several types of bridges – bridges that take you over a body of water or bridges that take you through a mountain (tunnel).  Regardless of the type of bridge, the objective is to take you through or over an obstacle.

Many times we find ourselves seemingly between a rock and a hard place, or in the case of the Israelites, between the Red Sea and the approaching enemy.  A sense of uncertainty and overwhelming fear overtakes us.  Death seems inevitable.  Do we throw ourselves in the sea? Do we turn and face the enemy and fight? Or do we throw ourselves on their mercy?

Firstly, we can forget about mercy from the enemy, they are pursuing us only with the intention to kill us or at best, enslave us.  Throwing ourselves in the sea is a great idea if you can swim – but for how long?  Facing the enemy to fight is tantamount to declaring ” I will fight to the bitter end”.  Not a bad position to take, but if it was God who lead you to that Red Sea in the first place, your faith should tell you, that He did not take you there to die, when His plan is that you should “have life and have it more abundantly2)John 10:10

Over, under or through, that is where the bridges that the Lord provides will take you.  How we react when we face obstacles really speak to our level of faith in God.  Do we believe He is in control or not? If you believe that He is in control, then trust Him.  He has no intention of killing you.  He promises that:

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place.3)Isaiah 43:2-3 NLT

Now look at THAT promise.  The very enemies that chase you will be a ransom for YOUR freedom.  This is a Hallelujah moment!! – Feel free to worship in thanksgiving 😀

You WILL come through your afflictions. Do not lose hope.

Next: The Escalator

Sylvia M Dallas

Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ.  Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.

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1. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/bridge
2. John 10:10
3. Isaiah 43:2-3 NLT

2 Comments on “The Bridge

Vivienne Christie
March 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

This is truly a good read

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Sylvia M Dallas
March 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

Thank you Vivienne. Please feel free to share

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