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.