illustration of a woman on stepping stones in the fog

In the Fog

There will be times in your Christian walk when you will be able to see no further than your own hand in the fog of your circumstances. Take heart, you were brought here for a purpose. You were brought here to learn how to trust, not in your own eyes, ears, and sharpened intellect, but in the very Spirit of God. This is very humbling indeed and may seem absolutely crazy to others. Stand firm and learn the lesson well.

 

You will never be the same again.

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” – Romans 8:14-16 NIV

Your seeking his face alone, and following each next directive in obedience, is the wind that moves the mist hiding the next stone’s whereabouts. It will be other-worldly and at the same time altogether simple. It will be the opposite of self-seeking. It will be patient. It will be graceful, life-giving to all, always good, never pushy, and at the same time: quite purposeful.

 

He knows all of the details, all of the unraveling strings, all of the well-ordered steps that should be taken to make reparations or to lead you into something new. He will guide you to wide open spaces when it seems you are only fettered in tight by challenging circumstances and fear.

 

Remember, you do not naturally know this path on your own. You could never reveal it to yourself. It takes time in prayer to gain the trusting faith to move when you’re told, especially when it is against your more common-sense. However, we’re not looking for anything common; we’re looking for deep wisdom from God.

 

“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”

– Psalm 18:19 NIV

Jessie Courson
Jessie Courson