“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

Heavy fog is often accompanied by an eerie presence. It’s natural to feel alone and afraid. One cannot see the dangers that lurk and you pay closer attention to everything around you.

Sometimes our lives are encased in fog. We may not know where we are going and how we will get there. Bob Shank once said, “The fog is one of the means God uses to see if we are serious about trusting Him”. God already knows our past, present and future. He wants to guide us every step, to show us what to pray for and how to walk when visibility is limited. I like to see fog as a reminder that Jesus is “my everything”! That He blankets and covers me completely with His presence and wants to make known to me the beautiful mystery of His will in my life.  He says He will fulfill it when the time is right.  

He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment--to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” Ephesians 1:9-10

My family has recently gone through a very difficult circumstance. We were unsure of what to do and how to handle it. We found ourselves encased in fog and decided to seek the Lord. He made His presence very real to us and carried us through that time. Eventually, the fog lifted and we were incredibly thankful for how close and real God had been to us during that time.  

If we embrace the fog as a place of learning and being loved, it has purpose and meaning. It becomes a special place. And we can hold on to the promise, that being in Christ, we now have the Light of Life to guide us through dark times. It’s our choice to trust Him and walk closely with Him, the Light, or to be anxious and resist the darkness on our own. The fog is no longer frightening when you walk with the one who desires to be “your everything”.

Lord, Thank You that the fog in my life draws me deeper and closer to you. I confess that when I become anxious and afraid, I often try to find my own way. You have given me this fog to visually show me that you have the perfect plan for me. You know that without this darkness, I tend to keep coming up with my own plans. I relinquish my life, my future and each day to You. Help me to embrace the beauty of this time because it is where I will experience You as my all and learn to walk closer with You. This I pray in your precious name. Amen.

Take Action

Spend some time in prayer and ask God to show you clearly what it is He wants you to do as a next step. Don’t worry about the big picture, just focus on what He has before you. Write that down in your journal and begin to pray about that step. When God leads you out of the fog, then you can look back on His faithfulness.

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