Day 153: Reaching Through the Fog of Doubt (June 2)

Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?  Who may stand in His holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.  He will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior.  Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, O God of Jacob.  Psalm 24:3-6

This morning I was feeling the fog of doubt in front of me.  Then I had the clearest vision.  I saw a real thick fog in front of me and when I looked at it, all I could see was my own reflection.  I felt myself crying out for God, to know where He was in all of this and I reached my hand out. It went through the fog, real easily, and on the other side I could see the bluest of skies and a brilliant horizon.  Then God spoke to me.  “Lisa, your doubt comes from the times when you are looking to your own self to complete a task or to be good enough to receive a good gift.  Your fear or disappointment masquerade as doubt.”

Like a punch to the gut, I felt all at once the sweet conviction of God and the peace of a new understanding.  I am so grateful for these moments.

Then, I kept hearing the above verse run through my mind. And I realized that sometimes the fog of doubt is something God will clear, and at other times we are to continue up the hill and climb above the fog.  In other words, keep pressing into God to get above the fog of life, to not let the fog stop us from moving further into what God has planned for us. To stop being deterred by not seeing what is ahead.  If God is calling you to move forward, then do it, whether you can see the next step or not.  If He’s calling you, then He will provide all you need.

Friend, don’t let the fog of doubt cast your own reflection and smallness back upon you and discourage you from stepping into the plans and process God has for your life.  He is big enough.  That’s all you need to know.  He is ENOUGH.

Our doubt and fear comes when we can only see ourselves, but we never feel afraid when gazing at the Father.  It’s all come back around to perspective again.  So much of life and how we live it has to do with perspective.

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of His covenant.          Psalm 25:10

And if God has placed a promise in your heart, you can count on that!

May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.  We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.  May the Lord grant all your requests.  Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He answers him from His holy heaven with the saving power of His right hand.  Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.  They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.                Psalm 20:4-8