He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep
(Psalms 121:3-4, NIV).
I woke up in a fog this morning. Nothing terribly unusual about that. The brain fog usually lifts after my morning coffee.
Not so today. The fog persists.
It’s one of those “foggy Fridays” that entices you to do nothing. I am not in a position in life where doing nothing is acceptable. I have an interview to prepare for tonight, I have three different sermons to prepare for three different churches I will be speaking at in the next three weeks. My oldest daughter Maggie has been dealing with bullying and loneliness in school, and we decided to take her out which means a lot of work. My youngest daughter’s therapist apparently up and left with no notice several weeks ago, leaving us needing to find her a new one. It has been work getting me motivated to address these issues. Even doing things I like to do is work! What’s up with that?
However, I did have this one thought: God has never had a “foggy Friday.” He never has to get motivated. He always is motivated! And when I am stuck in the fog, or feel lost in the storm, or have to spiritually pull over because the rain is falling so hard I can’t see the road, He is not phased, slowed down, distracted, daydreaming, or falling asleep at the wheel. That thought keeps me going today. Perhaps it will keep you going too.