Have you ever seen a bridge over troubled waters? It would be a welcome sight if you were trying to cross the waters. Life is filled with troubled waters. We face financial struggles, strained relationships, natural calamities, job and business reversals, marriage and home issues, serious health problems, death, and many other difficulties. The presence of a friend at those times is often comforting and helpful. A kind word is healing; no condemnation, no judgment, just a simple, “I understand.” A friend will stand with you and by you. A friend is a bridge over troubled waters. “A friend loves at all times” (Prov. 17:17).
Where is the best source for this kind of friendship and support? We all need it, but our fellow man can often disappoint us; even the best of our friends. However, do you remember God’s promise? He said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). We can truly count on Him, can’t we? He will always be there as a bridge over troubled waters.