by  Nan Jones

The mountain ridge stood in a shroud of foggy mist the color of oyster gray. Thick clouds hung low, obliterating the landscape, obscuring the road. Heaven’s tears splashed against the windshield, the wipers flicking them off like the tears I flick from my face. 

There’s been a lot of tears lately.

And fog.

A foggy mist of oyster gray has shrouded my spirit, sometimes obscuring my vision of the Lord and the understanding of His purposes. But He is teaching me deep down in my knower that He is with me regardless of my attitude, regardless of my circumstances, and regardless if I feel His Presence or not. 

He is with me. Just like the mountain ridge behind the fog.

If I can’t see the mountains because of the fog, how do I know the ridge is there? Because I’m familiar with the road. I know the landscape, where the curves are. I travel this road often. 

Trusting in God’s Presence is much the same. When we are familiar with Him and His promises, when we spend time learning His character and absorbing His grace, then we can say with full assurance, “My God is with me.” 

Even when the fog is thick and I can’t trace His hand, I know He is with me because He promised.

And when we get down to it, that’s all the assurance we need.

“Surely the righteous 
shall give thanks to Your name; 
The upright shall dwell in Your presence.” 
~ Psalm 140:13

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