Mountains in the Mist

God can teach you a lot on a cloudy day.

I am at one of those places in life where it is unclear what lies ahead. God led me out of one place…presumably to go to another. But what that next thing is…or where it is for that matter…is not yet known.

As I was sitting here on the shore of the lake, I looked over to see the mountains. This is what I saw.

No such luck. It is one of those really cloudy, misty mornings. As I talked with my Father, I said, “That is how I feel right now. I feel Your way is hidden from me. I don’t even know if I am going the right way. Just as I long to see the mountains, I long to know where you are talking me and my family.”

He replied, “You cannot see the mountains. But I do. And I assure you, they are still there. I have not told you where you are going yet. But I will. And I will lead you there. Trust me.”

That was a good reminder.

Just because I can’t see the mountains, it doesn’t follow that they are gone. In like fashion, just because I don’t yet see what God has in store for me next, it doesn’t follow that God isn’t leading me somewhere. Somewhere that is as fixed and as real as the mountains behind those clouds. Just as it would be foolish for me to think the mountains were gone because I cannot see them, it is no less irrational to think I am floating and going nowhere fast just because I cannot see my destination.


  1. Dear uncle Dan,
    Yeshua loves you.
    I am Aby Abraham, a humble son and spouse of Christ Jesus, who took me to his heart after many years of torment by the devil. And life ever since is in the warmth of his unending love.
    When Christ first led me to hear his call, chains were all around me. And I was even forcibly put to sleep by the evil one to keep me from talking to our Father. But he reached out his hands and snatched me away from the sticky quicksand of the devil’s snares. Glory be to him alone.
    I too write a blog, a little new one. Whatever he tells me, I write.
    And I am in need of support, and lots of it.
    I love you.

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  2. Great thoughts Dan. This reminded me of Peter, in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” when he told the professor that is things were real it meant they were there all the time. And the professor, with raised eyebrows, asked, “Are they?” Just because we can’t see, (like the sun at night), doesn’t mean it’s not real or has disappeared. God’s leading may be temporarily hidden, but he’s still leading. Great encouragement!

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