Before I started to lean on God for supernatural provision, He would show me dreams of being on a super high bridge. The Holy Spirit expressed to me that He would be a Bridge of support that I would entirely lay my weight upon. Like a bridge over the troubled water, He would ease my mind. What I found was, as I started to walk onto this extremely steep bridge of faith, the winds of resistance started to blow against my mind.
There were a few times when it was an absolutely terrifying place if I ever looked down. In this example, to “look down” is to doubt, worry or fear. The Lord was super gracious to give me plenty of confirmations along the way of His provision showing up so that I could have faith to pray. When you are in a place where you are depending on God in a matter of sheer survival and even life or death, the only way to get through it is to keep your head (thoughts) up and not to look down in doubt.
“Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying upon trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done. And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive” Mathew 21:21-22
There was a time when the life of my children and myself depended on God to show up and answer my prayers for provision to the point that my soul was in a crisis. We were in a place where I had nobody to turn to for help. I had no money that I could see coming. I had no car where we could go to if the provision did not show up. If the provision did not show up, we would have had to check out of the hotel and become completely homeless and on the dangerous street. There were countless bad things that could happen if God did not come through to answer my prayers for help.
As I walked in faith through the Bridge of support, the Lord showed me that I needed to immediately cast down any thought of fear or doubt and replace those thoughts with thoughts of good outcomes. If we believe and do not doubt, we can have what we ask for in prayer. This also meant that I had to give these fears over to God as I surrendered into a place of trust and rest. There were times when the winds of fear were blowing so hard that I found myself casting my worries upon God all day. After I cast these burdens upon the Lord, I would find strength in thanking Him for what He was going to do. It was a time of fighting with faith for the miracle needs of my prayers.
Thankfully, God never once gave me over to the winds of fear. He came through the next morning with the money that I needed and prayed for. It was not easy to walk through the high winds of fear and it took a determined focus to resist the fear of a bad outcome. Faith was victorious and after I received the answer to my prayer, the winds of resistance completely ceased. It was as though Jesus had stepped into the storm saying, “Peace, Be Still”.
As I reflect back onto this time, I am finding myself here again. The winds of fear have been picking up, as I fight to believe my prayers for provision. There are absolutely terrible things that could happen if a bad outcome were to hit. I have to trust that God is good and determine myself not to entertain any possible fears…not even for a second. My mind must be single and without a doubt. I must spend time reflecting on what the Lord promised and the signs that He has given me of confirmation. After all, God has promised me personally that we will not be homeless and we will never go without our needs being met.
Once again, I have to tell myself that “God won’t let me down”. He is the bridge to support all of our weight and He can be fully trusted. I have to resist and immediately cast down any thought of a bad outcome. I am choosing to trust that God will not fail me and that He will do just as He said. To pray with courageous faith, we must be unwavering and without a doubt.
“The key is that your request be anchored by your single-minded commitment to God. Those who depend on their own judgment are like those lost on the seas, carried away by any wave or picked up by any wind”. James 1:6 The Voice
Father knew what I had to walk through before I even did. He showed me the super high bridge that I had to cross over as He told my heart, “Don’t look down”. God also knows what you need and the prayers that desperately lay upon your chest. He is the bridge over the waters of every negative circumstance where you can ease and rest your mind. Just believe that He will answer your prayers and trust that He will not fail you as you step over the bridge of miraculous faith. I thank God in advance for the fulfillment and answers to your prayers! Amen!
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