God and I had a “moment” last week. My husband and I drove 12 hours straight from Florida to North Carolina. What a crazy ride! Part of the morning was foggy — picture Gotham city in a Batman movie. The road ahead disappeared from view, and we drove on for several miles in faith – the path was unclear. Not fun at all! Thankfully, after a while, the sun broke through. The fog had been a temporary, mysterious inconvenience on our journey.
The next morning, I decided to get up early and plop down in a comfy rocking chair on my sister in law’s lovely porch with my Bible and my journal. Again, the fog surfaced. All I saw in front of me was a white blanket of nothingness. Rather than resign myself to the sadness of the situation, I decided to stick it out and sit for a spell. I spent some quiet moments in worship — reading, praying, and writing down about God’s abundant blessings found in His Word. I chose to “wait it out” so to speak, and later that morning, I was rewarded. The fog rolled slowly back, and behind it a mountain decked out in fall splendor appeared. Color burst forth everywhere I looked. It was in that magnificent moment that God spoke to me — You see, so much of life we seem to spend “in a fog” — the path ahead is hidden from view, and our present circumstances don’t pose a portrait we like. That morning, sitting on the porch, God whispered to me — “My daughter, there is always beauty waiting behind the fog. Just wait and rest in me.”
I don’t know what fog you are presently experiencing in your life, but rest assured, our Father has something magnificent ahead. “Your eyes will see the King in His beauty; you will see a vast land” (Isaiah 33:17, HCSB). Your mountain view is coming. Wait and see.