For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved.
Now that we are saved we eagerly look forward to this freedom. We are controlled by life but we forget this is merely a bridge to a better place. I find myself writing about the end of this world a lot and it is funny that Paul also wrote about it continuously. I see this life as a bridge, a long and narrow bridge made out of wood and rope. You know, the ones we get on walking trails. But this one is long and while crossing a huge canyon you will walk through different seasons. At some stages it will be cold and windy, at other it will be stormy and rainy, and at some part it will be sunny. If you lose focus, you can slip and fall all the way down into the canyon. But this canyon is in a “V” form. You see if you fall in the early stages you can still grab hold of the canyon wall and climb back to the beginning of the bridge, but you can never cross it if you keep on slipping of the bridge, because you have to start at the beginning each time. The promise of steady ground and much better weather keeps you focussed on the other side although you cannot see it. Sometimes we slip and fall over, but we grab hold and hang on the side of the bridge waiting for someone to pull us back on. Sometimes there are holes in the floor of our bridge because of all the times we start again and these holes become places where we can easily slip and fall. I do not know what your bridge looks like, but what I do know is that Jesus Christ crossed it for you so it is save and strong enough for you to make it. When this life tries to pull you down, call out to the Lord so that He can pull you back on to the bridge. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide and map. Don’t give up, my prayers are with you today.
Listening to the thunder outside as I write to you confirms again that God is here, do not fear.
Have an awesome day friend of Jesus.
Just a last thought: Walking on a bridge over troubled water with Jesus in your life can change at any moment, as Jesus calmed the storm, He can calm the storms on your way over your bridge. Just take His hand.