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Florence May Chadwick was an American swimmer known for long-distance open water swimming. She was the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions, setting a time record each time. (Wikipidea) In 1952, she was determined to swim in the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island to the shore of mainland California. She was already a long distance swimmer who had already broken world records. The weather was very cold and foggy, she could hardly see anything. She had swum for fifteen hours and couldn’t do it anymore; she begged to be taken out of the boat. Once she was on the boat she discovered the shore was less than half a mile away. Disappointed, she said, “All I could see was the fog, I think if I could have seen the shore, I would have made it.”
How many times have we given up in life because it got foggy; worry, fear, failure, lack and loss cause us not to see how close we are to a breakthrough. It makes it hard for us to move forward, because we cannot see where we are going. Fog represents troubles of life.
When life gets foggy, it’s time to slow down and listen. God speaks even in the fog, He will direct you and show you how to run, and the paths to use. It may look easier to throw in the towel and let go of the race, but you might only be having one mile left. The shore may be close by, don’t give u, just slow down and carefully pay attention to God’s voice.
When life gets foggy we need to keep our faith. Like Paul we should run the race of faith with our eyes fixed on Jesus. Don’t let the fog stop you from reading God’s word. It is difficult but possible. Our hope comes from God’s word; our wisdom comes from the word of God. We need to be reminded that we are not alone in the fog; God promises never to leave nor forsake us. So even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, He is with us. Keep the faith, the weather is clearing.
When life gets foggy, it’s time to remember: Remember who God is and what He has done in the past. God is the same yesterday today and forever, if He provided last week, He will provide today. He is still able to heal, forgive, restore and deliver. Remember the times God brought sunshine when you thought it’s over. Remember that Jesus is the light in the darkness. Don’t focus on the fog, focus on the shore. You will get there.
May God help us to see, believe, remember and keep our faith even in the fog: God has overcome the world, keep swimming.