Travelers in the Fog
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 NIV).
According to the Bureau of Standards in Washington, a dense fog covering seven city blocks to a depth of 100 feet is composed of less than one glass of water. That amount of water is divided into about 60 billion tiny droplets. Yet when those minute particles settle over a city or the countryside, they can almost blot out everything from your sight.
I remember one day I drove out of my driveway headed to work. It was early morning, but it looked as if it was nighttime. I immediately noticed that not only was it dark, but the day was enshrouded in a thick fog. For those of us who’ve ever driven in fog before, we just slow down and use more caution, which is what I did.
But on this morning, the fog seemed impenetrable. I was tempted to return home or stop after traveling a mile down the road. I then remembered to turn on my fog lights, and the words of my husband echoed in my mind encouraging me to “find the good in each situation.” Then God began to speak to my heart and reveal things to me about my walk with him. I learned:
· The fog limits my vision, but there’s still a clear path God has for me to travel
· Clarity is achieved when we shine God’s light into each situation
· Sometimes the obscured details aren’t necessary if God is our guide
· We can recognize the move of the Spirit of God, even when we can’t see God or His work clearly
· We can recognize God’s handiwork by the shape of His love and mercy.
The fog of life can sometimes obscure our view as we travel the road of life and caution must be observed. We may be tempted to return to our old ways or stop on our journey because of discouragement and fear. Most of the time in life, we can only see a few feet ahead. However, we can travel by faith, knowing that the way is sure when we trust God to lead us.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for always being the light in the darkness of our travels through this world we are in. I ask that you continue to be our pilot and keep us safe from all hurt, harm, and dangers that are out there. In Jesus Christ's name, I pray. Amen!
Your turn: Can you relate to this post? What lessons have you learned from a unique experience? Are there things that have happened that created an "ah-ha" moment for you? If so, what was it?