In A Fog

Pastor Craig Moore   4/12/2013

Pastor Craig Moore is the Senior Pastor at Life Assembly of God Church in Rapid City, SD

God has been reminding me that He holds it all in his hands.  God will help us to navigate even when we are unable to see the way to go. 

The passengers on deck were terrified. 

The dense fog made it impossible to see where they were going, yet the ship's captain, navigating the Mississippi River was going far to fast for the conditions. "How could he be so reckless", one fearful passenger stated. 

"He's going to run us aground or into another ship," they continued.   Finally a decision was made to send a few passengers up to the bridge to speak to the captain and try to get him to stop the ship. 

But, when they got to the bridge they were able to see clearly.  The fog was dense near the water but up on the bridge the captain could see clear enough to navigate the river.  The delegation went back to the deck to put the rest of the passengers' minds at ease. 

Sometimes life gets pretty foggy!  We have a difficult time seeing what we need to do, where we need to go and how we need to operate.  But God is not in a fog and never has been. 

He is above our situation and sees clearly.  We have to learn to trust Him to steer us through the fog in our lives.  Matthew 13:13-15 Jesus says:  "This is why I speak to them in parables: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: " 'You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people's heart has become calloused..."

What Jesus is saying is that even though you see with your physical eyes, you still aren't hearing or seeing the things of the Spirit or understanding the ways of God.  

He wants us to put our faith in Him.  Only then will we be able to truly see the things He wants us to see.  Until then we are just in a fog!  

So I encourage you to call upon the Lord.  Trust him with your whole heart and he will lift the fog!

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