A young boy, unaccustomed to traveling, was taking a train ride through the country, and it happened that in the course of the day his train was obliged to cross two branches of a river and several wide streams. The water seen in advance always awakened doubts and fears in the child. He did not understand how it could safely be crossed. As they drew near the river, however, a bridge appeared, and furnished a way over. Two or three times the experience was repeated, and finally the child leaned back with a long breath of relief and confidence.
“Somebody has put bridges for us all the way!” he said in trusting content.
That is life. When we look ahead we see so many troubles that look dark ahead, so many difficulties that seem insurmountable as they loom before us; but as we advance we find that there is a way through them. God has built bridges for us all the way.
“Fear imprisons, Faith liberates;
Fear paralyzes, Faith empowers;
Fear disheartens, Faith encourages;
Fear sickens, Faith heals;
Fear makes useless, Faith makes serviceable;
and most of all…
Fear puts hopelessness at the heart of life,
while Faith rejoices in it’s God.”
~Henry Emerson Fosdick
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
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Note: Story credit https://ministry127.com/resources/illustration/there-are-bridges-all-the-way