The last few weeks of summer seem so precious. Warm, sunny days give way to often much cooler evenings and perfect sleeping conditions. But a side effect of those comfortable evenings can be fog. When commuting, fog causes one to stay focused and in tune to the road conditions and surrounding drivers with a much greater intensity than ordinary weather conditions. To me, the most unsettling thing about fog is the inability to see very far in front of me. Driving through fog forces me to use faith and trust to keep moving ahead. Fog requires patience and perseverance.
Perhaps you have experienced a time in your life where things seemed a little unclear, almost fog-like. Were you concerned about a decision you had to make or unsure about a career change or a geographic change? Maybe you turned to God in prayer on your own and when you gathered with your faith community on Sundays. Perhaps you called a friend who you knew would listen and calm your nerves. Just like when driving in fog, I suspect you had to be a little more deliberate in your actions, fully awake and aware of your surroundings. Driving through fog and trusting in God are not for the faint of heart, but we always make our way through. If life is currently feeling a little foggy for you, I hope you will know that you don’t have to go it alone.
“When I am afraid, in you I place my trust. I praise the word of God; I trust in God, I do not fear.” (Psalm 56: 4-5)