OBSCURITY


12-8-12

As I awoke this morning to a late Autumn fog.  I was drawn to the world outside by the heavy mist lingering amidst the trees outside my window.  I did my chores early, got my husband out the door for work and headed to my van, camera in hand.   I just love to drive around early in the morning and take picture.  I guess I should say, stop, and then take the pictures.  I passed by a park by a pond with a lonely bench peering out over the bare and mist-veiled woods.  One of my favorite verses came to mind.

“Behold, I go forward but He is not there
and backward, but I cannot perceive Him.
When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him;
He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.
But He (God) knows the way I take;
and when He has tired me, I shall come forth as gold.  
My foot has held fast to His path
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
I have not departed from the command of His lips.
I have treasured the Words of His mouth
 
more than my necessary food.”
Job 23:8-12

Life has a way of sneaking up on us from behind.  Our view is obscured on every side by uncertainty.  In life, I have found only one who never changes, one who is always there, who never leaves me nor forsakes me.  So often I feel unsure about the road that lies ahead of me.  I so often feel distracted and drawn back into the broken places behind me.  My peripheral vision is blurred so that I cannot see but a step in front of me.  I find that I do not need to find God,  for He has already found me.  I do not need to fear, for He knows the way I take.  I may lose sight of Him, but He never, ever takes His eyes off me.  So now I see I need not fear the obscurity of the future, nor be haunted by the failures of the past.  Yes, misty ways are all around me, but I am never alone.  I must spend my time knowing the One within the mist, The creator of the shadows.  He is the healer of broken hearts, the molder of shattered hopes, dreams and aspirations.  I need not fear Obscurity, when I know the creator of us all.  I will fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising its shame.
I too can endure, leaving behind all the broken pieces.  I can put down the glue bottle and stop trying to piece my life back together.  I must simply know and trust the One who dwells within my obscurity and trust His plan for all my days
God bless you all this day

About eloracseniah

May God's Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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