The weather app on my phone sent me a text message at 3 in the morning telling me we were under a dense fog advisory along with a winter storm warning. As I got up I looked out our bedroom window and sure enough it was incredibly foggy. Then I looked at the weather map and almost the entire southeastern portion of the U.S. was under the fog advisory. According to the national weather service a dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one mile. Inexperienced mariners especially those operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions. Travel will be difficult due to poor visibility. Drivers should slow down and keep a safe distance from other vehicles because visibility will be less than a quarter mile.
There are times in our lives when we find ourselves in a fog. We can’t see what God is doing. Travel, moving on with the Lord, gets difficult. In these times we want to forge ahead to get out of the fog, but God wants us to slow down and sometimes He even stops us in our tracks. These foggy times can be dangerous because we don’t know what’s going on ahead. We’re used to sailing through life at full steam, but when the fog is dense it’s time to stop and just abide in God’s presence. He has something to show us that cannot be seen while driving through the fog. Our focus is so on the conditions of our situation that we might fail to hear His voice. Yet He alone can navigate us through without mishap.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that you don’t have to get through this season alone. You don’t have to push your way and make things happen. He is with you! He’s gone ahead to prepare the way and clear the road of hazards. It’s time to pull over and let God clear the fog in your head. He knows what you are going through. Time alone with Him is your best harbor for you are no match for these circumstances. Strength, power, money, position or popularity won’t get you any better vision or keep you from danger. Only in abiding in Christ will you be safe and stay safe. To be sure the fog will lift. The warm winds of God’s blessing will arrive and Christ will sweep away the dense conditions and clear the way for your continued travel with Him. Don’t rush it. Keep a safe distance from those who don’t understand what’s going on. Don’t worry about those who recklessly pass you and pay no heed to God’s presence. They may think you’re done for, but you’re no quitter. You are an abider – you are learning to live in the Presence of the Lord so that when this is all over you will be a better navigator and be more in tune with Him than ever before.
God loves you and He’s for you. Wait on Him to lift the fog for you. Rejoice in Him that even when you can’t see He sees all. Relax and let Him meet all your needs. Where you are going is beyond wonderful for He is lifting the fog and creating in you a keener awareness of life in Christ as you live in the safety of His mercy and love!
Psalm 91:1- 2 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”
Mark 6:31 And He [Jesus] said to them, [As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while—for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat. AMP
Isaiah 32:17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever. AMP
Isaiah 48:17 This is what the LORD says–your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.”