A Foggy Morning
BY: MEGAN GILMORE
I hear my alarm go off early...on a Sunday. I reached over to turn it off and questioned why I would be getting up this early on a day when I can sleep in a little. Quickly I reminded myself that a walk on the beach with a friend was exactly what I needed. Life has been overwhelming lately and this time would refresh me. Little did I know that God was about to speak deeply to my soul.
I live in San Diego, California and some mornings it is very foggy. It gets thicker the closer you get to the ocean. This morning was the foggiest I have seen in a while. When the atmosphere is foggy I will be extra cautious as I drive, even if I know the way. This morning was no different as I made my way to the beach. I knew when lights, stop signs, and turns were coming. However, I could not always see it until I was closer to the sign or turn. It was very faint until up close, but I trusted the route I had driven many times to get me to the beach.
Driving in fog can be interesting. Have you ever driven in the fog? Sometimes it is so thick you can barely see in front of you and then all of the sudden there can be a stretch where the fog is gone and there is clear visibility. My drive the particular morning was like this...very thick fog and then clear patches of visibility.
As I was driving His voice quietly entered into my heart and mind. His words settled in deeply. I love how God speaks at just the right time. His timing is perfect and I often forget that.
He told me that my life surrendered to Him is like driving in the fog. As I go through this life and allow His plans to unfold it can be foggy, uncertain, scary, and unsure - like the fog. I will struggle to see the signs, the lights, and the turns before they are there. Then at times, there will be extreme clarity and clear vision for where He is taking me. I will be able to see the signs and turns well in advance before they happen.
God was trying to tell me that all He needs me to do is trust Him through the process. He knows the end destination. His promise is at the end of the drive through the fog. I know the path will be revealed each step I take. Sometimes the path will be clearer than others...just like the drive through the fog.
As I walked the beach His words kept playing in my heart. I was reminded of Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Life can be uncertain, difficult, and scary. I do not know the exact situation you are facing, but I do know that God is good.
I know that He loves you beyond what you can imagine.
I know that He has a plan for your life.
I know that He will lead you through it all.
We just need to trust Him and surrender to the process of going through the fog to arrive at the destination.