How do you look pass the fog?
How do you look pass the fog?
“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.” — Isaiah 26:3 (AMP)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
A few mornings ago, I was looking out of my window after it rained. It was difficult to see out due to the condensation on the windows from the heat outside, the rain and the effects of the air conditioning.
All of this made it difficult to look out and see all of the normal things that dressed our windows. I could still make out some of the images like the trees in the backyard, but there was still that foggy haze of uncertainty.
It reminded me of how sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where we can’t really see well, literally and figuratively. We know things are there but we just can’t seem to make them out.
Now what do we do?
To me not being able to see is frightening; it’s like being lost and all alone to fend for yourself in a vast wilderness.
There’s a fear that overcomes us and in that fear is the un-known that makes the noises heard, amplified like being caught in a rolling wave 20 stories high, crashing down on you and rolling you over a million times.
Cover is nowhere to be found and life, as we know it, is leaving you as your breath is forced out of your lungs one roll at a time.
When we can’t understand how to handle the fear, we jeopardize our soul’s existence.
Where do we want to go? What shelter do we seek and how do we find answers?
We become like little children bewildered, frantic and helplessly whining until we find the security of our parents.
The sanctuary of loving parents is a refuge when life’s most raging storms torment us. Knowing when to seek the comfort of the ones who love you leads to experience.
In those moments when I could not see out of my windows, marked the beginning of asking myself what should I do.
Knowing that there is a lesson somewhere in this, I got my bible and I begin to read, and as I read the strangest things were set in motion. At the very moment I began to read the sun was initiating its cooperative by burning the condensation away from the windows and I could start to see much better.
Ain’t God good, I thought.
Just as all of this was happening, I could hear thunder in the distance as the sunshine was surrendering to the rain clouds that had been christened to assist in a curtain call for the appearance of the sun.
Well there’s always peace in the midst of the storm; it just depends on whose holding your hand.
As the fog and condensation were dissipated by the sun, God was preparing another show of His superior command. That display said to me that despite the difficulties of the storms that come with life, God was still feeding and reassuring His creations that life will continue no matter the storm, you just have to find that resting place in Him.
“Dear God help us to see that no matter what blocks, hinders or blurs our vision, I pray that our eyes are stayed on you and our life is securely housed in the hallow of your hands.” — Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
If you can see God, nothing can impair your vision.