Out of the Fog

Out of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you.


An excellent swimmer, she was lost in a local lake just before sunset. She could easily see the shore and was enjoying her swim. Suddenly a fog rolled in from seemingly nowhere. The swim went from leisurely to frightening. She lost all sense of direction because all landmarks had disappeared in the fog. She swam first one way and then another, unable to find her bearings. Finally, after about twenty minutes, she heard voices. She swam toward the shore with only the sound of the voices to guide her.

Sometimes in life we feel all alone in the fog. We head in one direction, then another, and still can’t find the safety of the shore. We wonder how we will ever find the way. The Swiss pschiatrist Paul Tournier once said, “Where there is no longer any opportunity for doubt, there is no longer any opportunity for faith, either.” The “foggy times” of our life bring us doubt, but they can also give us a chance to exercise our faith. God loves us, and the Bible gives us many examples of His concern for us.  God uses natural resources, such as voices on the shore, to show us the way. Sometimes He also uses superrnatural resources such as dreams.  We will  be uncertain at times in our lives, but we can always be sure that God is there and He does care. One way or another, He’ll provide the “voices” we need to teach us and show us the way.

Thought:  What subtle “voices” from God are instructing me in my life today?


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