Recently, my husband and I have been discussing a matter concerning our future and so far we haven’t come to a firm decision as to what we should do. When I commented to him about the uncertainty, that man of mine said, “It’s like we have come to a bridge, but we don’t know if it’s safe to cross.” He is exactly right.
We don’t want to put ourselves in a potentially dangerous position by moving forward, nor do we want to hang back and by doing so, find ourselves in an even more precarious state.
So we pray.
Do we cross the bridge, or do we follow the road that goes in the other direction? Both are unknowns.
The thing is, they are not unknown to the Father.
James 1: 5-6 says this: If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. (NLT)
We just need to trust Him and take the first step. In faith. We don’t have to see the whole picture, because Jesus is right there in front of us, beckoning us to walk with Him. Any distractions thrown our way by circumstances, other people, or the enemy’s ploys will fall away if we keep our eyes on the Author and Finisher of our faith.
So, are we going to cross the bridge?
We don’t know yet. But the one thing we do know is that the only safe place is in Christ and He in us.