The Bridge From One Scripture To Another Scripture
As the inner battles continue, I am in a constant quest for a discerning heart to walk by faith and not by sight.
Proverbs 2:6, 10-11 – For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
Recently, God has put Bobby and me, for the third time, back in the path of a dear loved one. This winding, twisting, turning path we have been on since January 2013 has had more detours, roadblocks and just plain out confusion for us than walking blindfolded within the deep dark forest in the middle of the night with total darkness all around.
Unfortunately, our loved one is surrounded by individuals whose words are perverse, walk in dark ways, delight in doing wrong, rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways, Proverbs 2:12-15.
Like Habakkuk, we too have cried out to God because evil and injustice seem to have the upper hand
Habakkuk 2:3 – For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
To trust God fully means to trust Him even when we do not understand why events occur as they do.
Paul did not understand what he referred to as his thorn in the flesh. 2 Corinthians 12: 8-10 – Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away for me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Just like Paul, we too have a thorn in our flesh. The individuals that surround our loved one, but just like Habakkuk, we bridge God’s Word from Scripture to Scripture to guide our feet into victory that God has promised.
God is using our weaknesses to make us strong in our walk and faith, and He will bring Glory to Himself through this hardship, persecution and difficulty.
While God allows sin to run its course, like Paul, we look to God to give us grace and power to stand firm on His promises to us. As believers, we know He limits the intensity, degree, and time we have to endure this time of hardship, persecution, pain, grief and evil.
1 Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
Psalm 37: 1-2, 7, 10, 12-15 – Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming. The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright. But their sword will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.