Into the Fog

Michael Beck

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6,7)

Driving in the fog is no fun. As visibility decreases, stress rises. Both our hands grip the steering wheel. What do we do? It’s just as dangerous to pull over as to keep going. Our hope is that the fog will lift, and we’ll be on our way with greater ease.

More often than not, our lives are foggy. We can’t see clearly what the future holds. Things could go one way or another. We are traveling in suspense.

Paul certainly pressed forward into the unknown. “And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there” (Acts 20:22) He often experienced uncertainty, even fear. But his counsel remains sound – we can have a peace that passes our understanding when we have prayed and placed our future in God’s hands.

He sees beyond the fog. He knows where He wants to take us. We can rest when we let Him do the driving.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.