It’s possible to find God in the fog — even the dense “fogs” of our life — when we allow His Word to guide us.
My hands gripped the steering wheel and I whispered pleas for help as I drove home that night.
I was driving through the heaviest fog I’d ever seen.
With almost no visibility ahead, my car crept over the country roads. Away from the traffic and lights of town, I felt lost and alone in a world of swirling darkness. At times I couldn’t be sure which side of the road I was on. There was no way to judge how far I had come.
But each time I became completely disoriented, some small landmark appeared—a farmhouse, a security light, a small green road sign reflected in my headlights. I welcomed each familiar sight with relief and gratitude until I finally made it safely home.
Sometimes my life resembles that foggy night. Circumstances take an unexpected turn and suddenly I feel lost and alone in a world of darkness and confusion. With no sense of direction and no clear visibility of what lies ahead, I can quickly become spiritually disoriented. But thankfully God has provided the only maker I need to point me in the right direction: His Word.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 (NLT)
Each time I open the Bible, it reminds me Who is ultimately in control of my life and of world events. Its pages provide guidelines and instructions to show me when I need to make corrections in my course. And it shows me my final destination.
God’s Word is the eternal, infallible “landmark” that will guide me in my journey here on earth and then see me safely home. I can always find God in the fog.
© Dianne Neal Matthews. Dianne is a freelance writer and the author of four daily devotional books including Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation. Visit her at her website, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
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