Main Truth: “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:108
Recently, my family and I went on a road trip along the Oregon coast. It was spectacular! The views were amazing...once we could see them. If you’ve ever been to the coast, you know the coastal fog can be dense and thick. So thick, you could barely see in front of you, let alone the goodness hiding within it. I believe that is what life can be like- traveling through a dense fog, trying to navigate through it, grasping and pursuing at whatever will give us more “clarity”.
Without God, these pursuits become meaningless. When we truly seek God to understand Him, the fog of this life starts to clear and we can see the goodness of Him everywhere. When the fog rolls in thick and dense, His Word becomes a lamp unto our feet guiding us through.
Years ago, I was in a place where I needed this kind of clarity. I remember praying, “God, I want to know you. I mean really know you. I want the wisdom to understand Your Word so I can know how to live and how to raise my children.” As I finished that prayer, something happened. I realized that in the months leading up to this night, I was swimming in confusion and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning. I finally succumbed to the fact, that in my best effort, I could not fully control my life. It was as if my pursuits, my striving, my grasping onto what I thought I could control, was meaningless. That night, is where I found God. After praying that prayer, I became aware that I was not drowning, but blinded. In that moment, God whispered, “finally.”
After that prayer, I devoted every night to seek God. I took little steps of obedience of reading the Bible, then applied what I learned to my life. That created an appetite to want to know more, and not just for knowledge of the Bible, but to know the heart of God.
When we seek wisdom to know God, we find Him. Sometimes He clears the fog and we see His goodness all around us. Sometimes, the fog rolls back in and this is where we trust He is guiding us through.
Have you had a similar story? Have you desperately navigated blindly through the fog of your life, trying to grasp whatever is around? Then join us this month! This month, we’re diving into wisdom, contentment and God. Join us in our pursuit!
Post written by: Samantha DeLeon Samantha has grown up going to church, but didn't encounter Jesus until her mid-thirties. Jesus met her on a road of anxiety and over commitment, turning her faith from a spectator sport to a team player on the field. Samantha's mission is to encourage women like herself, "the overachiever-need to help everyone-over committed-never full" life into the abundant life Christ promises and trust Him through life's ups and downs. Samantha is a California native, married to her high school sweetheart and they have 3 school-aged children.