Ten Ways to Find Faith in the Fog

“It would be nice if I could see the signs!” My daughter was a new driver in a new area. Struggling to see through the dense fog and unable to read the street signs, she was forced to slow down and rely on my familiarity with the roads.

I was reminded of a time when I was forced not only to drive through the fog but also to metaphorically walk through it. Clouds of confusion and uncertainty descended. I found myself engulfed in a haze of worry and confusion. Just as I gripped the steering wheel a little tighter when I couldn’t see what was ahead and sweat began to form on my forehead, my attempts to take control seemed futile as anxiety began to form in my heart.

When your vision diminishes, does your anxiety tend to increase? When confusion blocks the clarity of God’s leading, does your grip on control tighten?

The next time you encounter a patch of dense fog, do what my daughter was required to do: Slow down and rely on “another”-on God Himself and the truth of His Word. You may not see what lies ahead, but He does. And more importantly, He sees you. You can trust Him.

10 Truths For When You Cannot See

When you can’t see God, He is still at work. Romans 8:28 reminds us, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Even when His presence seems hidden or distant, God is actively working behind the scenes, orchestrating events for our good and His glory.

When you can’t see God, He is still faithful. 2 Timothy 2:13 assures us, “If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” Even if our faith wavers or when circumstances seem bleak, God is faithful to keep His promises and remains steadfast in His love for us.

When you can’t see God, He is still sovereign. Psalm 103:19 declares, “The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.” Even in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, God is in control.

When you can’t see God, He is still present. Psalm 139:7-10 reassures us, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” God is omnipresent, which means He is always with us no matter where we are or what we’re going through.

When you can’t see God, He is still your provider. Philippians 4:19 promises, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” He will supply what we specifically need in this season according to His abundant grace and provision.

When you can’t see God, He is still your strength. Isaiah 40:31 encourages us, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” While we may feel weak and anxious, God’s strength will enable us to persevere through this trial.

When you can’t see God, He is still your peace. Philippians 4:7 assures us, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In the midst of confusion, God’s peace can calm our hearts and minds.

When you can’t see God, He is still your hope. Psalm 71:14 proclaims, “But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.” God is the source of our hope even when circumstances seem confusing and dark.

When you can’t see God, He still hears your prayers. 1 John 5:14 reminds us, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Even when God’s voice seems muffled through the fog of our uncertainty, our voice is not muffled to Him. God hears the cries of His children and responds according to His perfect will.

When you can’t see God, He still goes before you. Deuteronomy 31:8 promises, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Though we may not be able to see the path ahead, God is already there, preparing the way for us and guiding our steps.

While fog can bring confusion, darkness and anxiety, it can also bring the beautiful opportunity to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). As you slow down and sink your heart deep into these ten truths, peace will come even when you cannot see. Rely on Him and His Word. He is “familiar” with the way and with you. Let Him be your guide.

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