You can see it in the distance
the sun over the hill
Though the fog offers resistance
The sun shines through still
Though the fog may be prevailing
Though the way is not clearly seen
There’s a knowing, there’s a growing of
Seeing through the trees
The forest that is darkened
The fog that fills and fades
Will be burned away in time
Till true sight is what remains
Faith sees through the trees
And faces one step at a time
Faith fixes eyes on things unseen
And Believes God for His Light to shine
The morning fog was so thick this morning, and so beautiful. Kept thinking about faith and how fog is such a picture of how so much of life and the steps we take depends on whether or not we walk by faith, or we try to control the uncontrollable and frustrate ourselves, waste time, and create so much turmoil merely because we can’t control some things or see the way ahead.
I can’t make the fog lift any more than I can change some things that are out of control in my life. (Of course, this isn’t referring to things that I should and can control and be responsible for, but for those that I have no control over.) But I can trust that God will give me the faith to keep moving forward one step at a time when I don’t have visibility for the mile ahead. I can trust Him for this minute when I don’t know what tomorrow brings.
The fog is beautiful, too. And the “fog” in our lives can create beauty as well because as we move forward, we grow in faith. We’re more slow and deliberate with our steps, and for me…I just get this picture of clinging to Jesus…clinging closer in the fog than I would need to if I knew that everything was just hunky-dory and that I had everything under control.
Just a few thoughts on faith in the fog…yet again!
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4 (yet again!)