The fog is moving in closer to me. The wind is kicking around my head and I start to shiver. Maybe I should run home? Will there be thunder and lightening? Will the storm cause the tide to rush in higher leaving no beach to get home on?
"Peace. My peace I give unto you", God's Word interrupts my anxious heart. I decide to sit and wait a little bit, but keep my eyes and ears on the "signs" written on the water - instead of Heaven. I hunkered down into the sand and wrapped my arms around my legs to keep warm as the wet fog engulfed me. In a matter of minutes fog had overtaken the sunshine and fear my peace. Lord, am I stupid for staying here?!
So, it is in life. One minute we're at peace and full of faith to climb any mountain Satan would put in our path. The next minute we allow ourselves to become engulfed in fear's fog. We become fearful when we cannot "see" what is around us or ahead of us. God's love, protection, grace, healing, and delivering power is still here. I just may not be seeing it clearly because my eyes are on the fog that has rolled in. However, if I allow faith to be faith, it will be evident when the fog finally lifts. Worshipful, thankful hearts keep our eyes on Jesus and His Word even through the patches of fear-laced fog.
When fear comes billowing in to engulf us, the plan is to cause our eyes to be diverted from Jesus and His Promises to us and our circumstances. But, if we hunker down and allow faith to be faith within us, we will "see" the Hand of God move, no matter how dense the fog might get. The sun will come shining through once again. Peace and calm will be restored because God is God of His Word. He does not lie, nor twist or turn. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In that we can have trust and give thanks no matter how foggy the weather might be.
Because of Him and Unto Him