1 Corinthians 13:12 (NIV) “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Do you ever feel like your life is lived in a fog? Has your vision for the future been impaired or somehow veiled? Are you looking at a fuzzy world, as if there is still sleep in your eyes?
The Word of God tells us that while we work out our salvation on earth, we will only see part of the whole picture God has designed for us. This means we have only parts of the puzzle and they are barely visible through the fog. This includes what we know and understand of the heavenly realm. Right now we have only a poor idea of what heaven will be like, not to mention our Creator. We can’t comprehend the full riches and glory that will be revealed to us upon entering our eternal home.
God holds many mysteries in His hand. He reveals only portions of them to us and then requires us to walk with Him by faith. In fact, our futures are dictated by faith, yes …..BLIND faith. In our eyes, our path may often appear to be fuzzy, but in the eyes of God it is always perfectly clear in which direction He must take us. He knows who we will become, where our ministries will lie, and to which valley, desert, or mountaintop He must lead us.
It is highly probable that the “fog” God provides is for your benefit. If you were to see too far into your future, you would be overwhelmed. Imagine if God told you, as a child, that you would suffer a brain tumor and nearly die. What if He showed you the death of a brother or a personal sin that caused the death of an innocent person. How would you bear it? He knows your frame; He knows that you are but dust. He carries the burdens of the world on His shoulders so that you can concentrate on living just one day at a time.
When thick fog provides only limited vision, you will be able to see just far enough ahead to safely place one foot in front of the other. This concept parallels the reminder we have from God to not worry about tomorrow, because each day has enough cares to keep us occupied. When we look too far ahead into the future, we become overburdened. God will help us carry the load on our backs, as He wants us to be effective witnesses for Him.
If your trial has you confused or wondering why things have turned out as they have, then pray. God will always talk to His children. He may not give you the answers to all of your questions (for your own good), but He will send you encouragement and words of hope and love.
To trust Him with your uncertain future is to love Him with your whole heart.
Matthew 6:34 (NIV) “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Isaiah 43:2 (NIV) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
“God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event. “ – Matthew Henry
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