Another Colorado weather phenomenon is fog. When evaporated moisture lingering near the ground encounters the cold night air and condenses into a ground cloud. The cool mist hovers and bathes the land with moisture. (That’s a nice change from Wednesday’s drought!)
But, the problem with fog is that I can’t see where I’m going. Landmarks are hidden from view and it’s difficult to find my direction. Especially when I can’t see more than a few feet in front of me! Obstacles suddenly appear on the road ahead without enough notice to avoid them. Accidents happen because of poor visibility.
In life, there are times when discouragement or confusion cloud us. We don’t know which way to go and shuffle along hoping not to run into a wall. Not to mention the fact that the sun’s light is dimmed and everything looks gray.
What can we do when there is fog? Take our time. Slow down to make sure we don’t trip over stumbling blocks or run into dead ends. Because that hurts. I can always turn around and try a different path if I need to, but that’s easier to do without stubbed toes and dented fenders.
And get a good light. One that beams into the blur and lets us see a little further along the path. One that dissolves the haze to bring issues into clear focus. One that reveals our position to others on the road.
For me, the best light is found in the Bible. God’s Word is “a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps 119:105 NKJV). I find truth when I’m surrounded by lies and right priorities when I get distracted by a busy schedule. With the path revealed, I can move forward a few steps at a time.
What about you? Are you in a fog? How are you finding your path through the haze? Or do you have a light to shine for other travelers?