Fresh Hope – 1st November 2019

Life sometimes feels like you are walking on a rickety shaky bridge, unsteady and unsure if in the next step you will hold up or everything around you will collapse.

Whatever you are facing or believing for, know that God is faithful and will show Himself to be more than enough in that area of your life. I have learned this lesson in many ways in various areas of my life, but this doesn’t make the shaky bridges I encounter look any sturdier. No matter how much experience I have gained in crossing rickety bridges, each new one I face always seems like the one that isn’t going to hold. This is why it’s so important to reflect upon all of the other shaky bridges that God has safely led you across. This is my favourite Bible verse for doing this is: Psalm 9:4 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart”.

If you are in that season of crossing the bridge, you must take a step out on to the bridge and believe that the same God who has carried you through so many other life trials is more than enough to carry you through this one. Keep focusing your thoughts back onto God. Be fully dependent upon Him to keep this rickety bridge secure. Your job is to keep walking and trust that God truly is in control, no matter what you feel.

As you meditate on God’s prior faithfulness, you lift up your shield of faith to block the enemy’s taunts that bring about fear in you. God tells us in Joshua 1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.”

Christine Mudenha

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