Lynna Clark: A Dense Fog

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 31, 2015

Have you ever been in a situation where you couldn’t see any possible way out? No solution. No way to win. The fog rolls in so thick that you’re afraid to take a step in any direction.

I’ve been there. In fact that’s where we currently live: in a dense soupy overwhelming fog.

We wait and pray and pray and wait. But the fog does not lift. So we keep a lantern handy.

Psalm 119:105- “Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

A lamp only lights one step at a time. We take that step then wait on the next. We ask for grace and strength to do the things we know to be His will.

Psalm 46:10- “Be still and know I am God.”

We find that waiting is harder than expected.

We remember His promise to care for us even more than He cares for birds and wildflowers. We watch with wonder as He pours out His daily bread with a side of cake because He’s just that kind.

We ask to someday be the ones giving instead of always being “needy.” We look forward to that and hope we’ll never forget how this feels.

Sometimes we find ourselves slipping into despair. Our faith grows weak as darkness joins the party. We question the God Who promised to direct our path. So we pick up a floodlight of our own making as we try to see farther down the road. Our hearts grow fearful as we worry about the dangers ahead. Now the way is darker than ever. Gently He reminds us to take up the Lamp again. His direction continues one step at a time. His plans are wise and they include 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.”

Dear Lord we long for the day when the fog is lifted. How thankful we’ll be when the clouds have rolled away, and we see the beautiful plan You’ve had all along. Keep us on the path You’ve chosen for us. Strengthen us against discouragement if the journey gets even rougher. We really want to finish well. We know you are God. It’s the “being still” that is so hard.

Thank You ahead of time for how the story ends. We love and trust You evermore.

 

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