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A Foggy Day

. . . Or Year?

I was driving home the other day & it was foggy. You’ve heard of pea soup? Yeah, like that. Only, thankfully, not green. Yuck!

I couldn’t see more than about 25 feet in front of my car.  Of all driving conditions, I dislike fog the most. I hate the sensation of not knowing what’s ahead. But having to drive slowly, switching back & forth between high beam, low beam, & fog lights made me think.  About what, you ask. Here it is:



Fog is defined as: a cloud which is touching the ground, formed when temperature conditions are right, from air that is very dense with moisture.

Okey dokey . . . what’s that got to do with the spiritual?

God doesn’t show us what’s down the road, does He? Honestly, it’d probably freak me out if I could see more than a step or two.

One thing I discovered as I was driving slowly through that pea-soup fog:  my high beam lights were useless.  My low beam lights gave me a much clearer view of what was right in front of my car.

Bottom line?

God desires me to trust Him with what’s ahead in 2024 and beyond, no matter what it is, no matter where it leads. He calls me to stop trying to see farther down the road than He knows is good for me. Because He is already there.

I’ll leave you with a quote from Mr. Oswald Chambers:


“What an impertinence worry is!”


Let’s think on that for a bit.







8 responses to “A Foggy Day”

  1. Kay DiBianca says:

    Good morning, Deb. What a nice reminder that we’re to trust the Lord is leading us. It reminds me of what someone told me about Psalm 119:105. “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” They said it means we’re only meant to see enough ahead so our steps are sure.

    Have a great day.

    • Deb Gorman says:

      Thanks, Kay! I need reminding all the time that I’m not in charge…you’d think that at my advanced age, I’d have learned that lesson. Not so much! 🙁

      I hope you have a wonderful day!

  2. Steve+Hooley says:

    Great analogy, Deb.

    Matthew 6:34 is “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

    Tough rule for us “driven” souls.

    Someone said, “Let go and let God.”

    May God give you safe travels.

    • Deb Gorman says:

      Thanks, Steve!

      I ran across this the other day: “What’s always approaching, but never arrives?”

      The answer: “Tomorrow”! Kinda goes along with the theme of my book, No Tomorrows…right? 🙂

  3. Barry Drake says:

    These days many are anticipating a “black swan event”. Hal Lindsey’s latest newsletter is entitled “Black Swan 2024?”.

    His final take on this is within the realm of this discussion:
    “If you are a Christian, walk close to Him this new year. Walk in the richness of His loving presence. Trust Him. Rejoice in Him. If you are not a Christian believer, meaning you don’t yet know Him as Savior, please understand that He will enter your life when you invite Him in. This is that time. Don’t wait. Invite Him now.”

    • Deb Gorman says:

      Hey bro! Thanks for reading and commenting. Good word…

      I’ll be looking for that newsletter, for sure. And guess what I found lurking on my bookshelf just yesterday, unread. Jerry Jenkins’ Soon series. Starting those “soon”. Get it? Ha!

  4. Diana C. Derringer says:

    Great quote, Deb! Thank you.

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