Uncertainty and the fog

It was an early morning, still dark out when the alarm rang. I dressed quickly and headed out for a coffee date. My car seemed reluctant to get moving so early. I could relate still a bit groggy myself. The roads were a tad wet, but I reached my destination before six amazed it only took me minutes. The conversation and company were what I expected, delightful.

My return trip home was not quite as delightful.  I drove the exact route I had traveled earlier. Now, however fog was so thick in places I could barely see the road or the cars in front me. It was almost like driving in a blizzard. I fumbled for the switch to make certain my headlights were on. Okay, they’re on. Phew! 

I was grateful for oncoming traffic lights because each approaching car confirmed I was still on the highway. A bit startled, I slowed down because I happened upon a truck suddenly. The driver had been there, the whole time of course ,without my notice, but the thick the fog had obstructed my view. I gripped the wheel and I thought of life. Sometimes we have no idea what is right up ahead until it comes into view. The future seems foggy at times. Uncertainty tends to bring with it hesitation or anxiety. But does it have to?

It was then when God impressed a few truths to my heart. I chuckled a bit because never once during the foggy drive home did I consider stopping. I simply pressed ahead. Nor did I freak out, I can’t see my way! I bet this road no longer takes me home. This fog will never clear. I’m convinced I’ll never see the sun again. No. I knew the roads and trusted and kept on driving. I could see where I was just as I needed to make each turn. I even considered the Wisconsin weather- If you don’t like the weather wait a few hours it will change.

I know I never need to dread or become anxious of my foggy future because God will be out in front of me. I can break off fear because He goes before me and prepares in advance the things I’m to do. God promises: to give me strength, that he will be with me and He is accomplishing his purposes.

(Promise-God will give you strength.) Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I’m with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 

(Promise- God will be with you.) Joshua 1:9 have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

(Promise- God is accomplishing his purposes.) Isaiah 46:10-11 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand and I will do all that I please.’  From the east I summon the bird of prey; from a far off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.

No need for you to fear a foggy future either, he goes before you too. Let’s break off dread, anxiety and fear in Jesus name! He goes before us always so we can keep on traveling the road marked out for us.


  1. mary.below · January 19, 2017

    Thanks Rachel!  I was out driving this morning too. Not at 6 ….it was still foggy at 10:30.  So good of God to get us back safely!  Hope all is well.  Would you like to walk sometime soon?  Miss you.

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  2. Miki keil · January 20, 2017

    Dear, dear Rachel,
    Thank You for this. So very timely for us!
    Thank you for the reminders from scripture. Surely our God is the ‘Son’sun, that. It’s through the fog … surely His plans are not cloudy or blurred!

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  3. Miki keil · January 20, 2017

    Dear, dear Rachel,
    Thank You for this. So very timely for us!
    Thank you for the reminders from scripture. Surely our God is the ‘Son’sun, that cuts through the fog; surely His plans are not cloudy or blurred!


  4. Lisa Primrose · January 20, 2017

    Good word for us today, Rachel. Thanks. Lisa


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