The Fog in Our Lives by Reed Leiting

Sometimes things in life are not clear to us. This is similar to the heavy fog this morning where I cannot see past our lilac bushes. Now, I know what is beyond the bushes but I can not see it.
When we can’t see what is ‘out-there’, we usually start to feel unsafe. Feelings of fear, anxiety, uncertainty, vulnerability arise in us. Our imagination starts to kick in. It is amazing what our mind can get us to believe. BUT our loving all-knowing God is right there with us holding our hand. Isaiah 41:13, “For I hold you by your right hand. I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you’.”

When things start to fog up, we need to remember what we know! Even though we may not see the path in front of us, we know it is there. God says it is there. Jeremiah 29:11-14a, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, … When you call on Me, when you come and pray to Me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for Me, you will find Me. Yes, when you get serious about finding Me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you will not be disappointed.”

We need to seek God earnestly with all our heart. He has promised us that we will find Him and that we will not be disappointed. When the fog starts to roll in, we are promised by God that He will not only show us the way through the fog but also hold our hand as He walks through it with us. Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”

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