I could no longer
see this powerfully majestic mountain, yet it was still there. Or
was it? Had the cold damp fog swallowed it up, or was it just hidden
from me for a short time?
disciples felt much the same way after the crucifixion. “Where
is my Lord, where have you put Him?” called out one of His
disciples. They walked, ate, and sleep next to Jesus for three years,
and now He was gone. But was He? Although they could not see Him,
much like I could no longer see the Morro Bay rock, it was still
joy it is to know that although in life we may find times when we
doubt and wonder, is God really concern about me, or why has He
not answered my prayers? - He is still present. A blanket of doubt
may come to try to shake our faith but Christ is our very present
help in times of trouble. (Psalms 46:12). He is the Unshakable Rock
on which we can stand and know that we are standing on a solid foundation.
firm and seeing the salvation of the Lord, we cannot give up hope
when the concerns of life come flowing in like a blanket of fog.
Christ is with us no matter what we may experience or see.
day as beautiful as the Morro Bay rock is, it will disappear. “Heaven
and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
(Matthew 24:35). After all is said and done Gods words will remain
and continue to ring for all eternity. “Jesus Christ is the
same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8).
can depend not only on the one who is the Rock of our
Salvation, (Psalms 62:2), but the one who made the rock. “In
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things
were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
(1 John 1:1-3)
we feel uncertain and obstacles come to diminish our view of what
we believe for. Let’s remember the source of our faith. Jesus
Christ, will always be with us as He has promised us in Matthew
28:20. There may be times when the fog of discouragement may try
to roll in. But remember that although you cannot see God, He is
less than a breath away. He hears our very cries and understands
our sorrows. “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing
comes in the morning.” (Psalms 30:8).
let us lift our heads and walk in His strength because the fog of
circumstance will soon lift as we keep our faith in our Lord. He
will never leave you nor abandon you even when you cannot see Him.
He is with you and committed to you until the end of the world.
So when life's challenges try to blind you from Gods promises, remember
that there is no fog or circumstance that will keep Him from seeing
your needs. He sees past all of the obstacles and all of your trials
and will forever remain faithful.
Morro Bay rock will someday be gone, but Jesus Christ in
whom we can put our trust in will remain. He is the Rock of our
Salvation, a God who will not hide from us and cause us to desperately
search for Him. Instead, He comes to you when you whisper His name.
As He lifts the fog from your eyes you will realize that although
you might have, at times felt blinded in your circumstances, He
was always there.
Even this moment He waits for you. Won’t you respond to Him
and let Him embrace you? He is waiting.