Off My Back Porch

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Though the sun is rising in the East this morning, the bottom of the Mountains in the West is covered in foggy mist. The peaks of the mountains are in clear view but the bottom half of the mountains is hidden behind what looks like a wall of fog. There are times in my life when I feel as though I am trying to navigate my way through a wall of fog. I may be trying to make a decision either in my personal life or in my ministry life. I know all about make a pro’s and con’s list but even after my lists I cry out, “Which way, Lord?” I am on that foggy path once again as I write this. I am wrestling with some decisions regarding my ministry. Just this morning I wrote in my journal, Holy One, I praise you that though I feel confused, You are clarity. I praise you that though I lack wisdom, You are wisdom incarnate. I praise you that though I am weak, You are strong. Live your life through me this day. I may not know where I am going but you do……lead the way Lord Jesus. Though it feels foggy I will follow. My confidence and hope is in you.

After I wrote those words, I read Psalm 25. There I was reminded that David felt and experienced similar circumstances. He wrote, “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:4-5) David goes on to read, “He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.” (Psalm 25:9)

Just now, I looked up from my computer and out the window, the mist is clearing…..I am beginning to see the base of the mountains. It is as if the Lord is whispering, “Becky, trust me, the fog will lift, in my time, in my way……..Trust me that I will lead and show you the path.” Trust is hard…..particularly in the fog. But today, I will choose to praise Him that He is leading and trust He will bring clarity in His time.

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