The Fog Lesson

Have you ever been in a situation where you couldn’t see anything in front you? I’m sure yes, but if not, imagine a simple scene:

“You wake up in the morning and ready to go to work you notice that the weather is terrible outside. It has been a difficult week with lots of tough decisions. You hadn’t a good night of sleep worried with all your responsibilities. You go to the car and you can’t see an inch in front you. There is heavy fog everywhere. You can’t miss a workday but you can’t also see the road.”

Have you ever put more and more effort to find out a solution and it looks like you were wasting time?

Keep imagining the scene:

You are inside the car, look around and nothing. It’s not possible to see. You need to go to work. The whole situation just makes everything more complicated. You are tired and the day is just beginning. It looks like nothing is working for you. This is upsetting you. You desire to know why life is so hard. You say a prayer and hope that someone is listening to you. Then you turn on the car and go.

I’m trying to express a situation that happens often in our lives. Difficult times are here and there. Be sincere.

How many times you could not see the road in front you? How many times life was completely surrounded by a heavy fog?

Today was my day off so I didn’t have to go work, of course. My son was at home, he didn’t have school too. I was in bed when I heard him singing in his bed. It was early. My first feeling was not believing that he was awake already. A bit more awake I thought that something special was happening. I didn’t want to lose it.

Slowly I stood up and walked to his door. He was singing:

It seems He is not in here. It seems He is not in here. It seems He is not in here.

But I know He is here, yeah!

How strong this message hit my heart! I believe my son was dreaming of something beautiful and powerful coming from the Lord. Usually, he’s not in a good mood until he’s fully awake.

We have had days with fog all around. Right now we can’t see the road. Maybe you too.

I have meditated all day on those lines sung by my son and now by night in my son’s book of prayers, we read:

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and My ways are not your ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8-9

Lord, even when I have trouble all around me, you will keep me alive. Psalm 138:7

When I read the last verse when the word “trouble” appeared my mind substitute by the word “fog”. That is the best figure to explain how I’m feeling in these days and as I said maybe you are on the same road than I.

But hold on, let’s go back in the story at the beginning of the post and finish it:

“You are in the car. There is no vision of the road. You say a prayer and just believe. It seems He is not there. Yeah, it seems He is not there. You turn on the car and drive slowly but completely surrounded by His invisible power. There are angels everywhere sent by Him. The fog is there too, this will not change. You couldn’t see anything, but you faced the road and you went further, right?”

Because, although it seems He is not there, yeah, we know He is always here!

Pray with me:

Lord, I know you are always close to me and I know when life is rougher you are even closer. I may not be feeling, seeing or listening to you but you are here. Make me face the challenges with boldness and knowing that your power works in the invisible. When humans hands are unavailable and all the plans have failed it is in this moment that the miracle comes through. I will just believe. I will go further in you. In Jesus name. Amen.

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