“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love him – these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10, NIV)

Lord, today is a foggy day.  We aren’t fans of foggy days. We have places to go, and the fog only slows us down.

Lord, you know that foggy days are a lot of things.

Depression and anxiety. 

Uncertainty and weariness.

Stress and worry.

And the thickest fog of all: fear.

Fear fogs up our vision by making us feel that we are unsuccessful. It causes us to second guess following your call in our lives. Its thickness leaves drops of inquisition into our relationships.

Our vision is limited, on these foggy days, making it hard to see what is right in front us. It is harder to see what lies around the bend, what is beside us and behind us. It is hard to see as you see, Lord.

And, to be honest, it is all a little scary.

The fog of fear seems more intense when we cannot see the road. It makes us uncomfortable, and Lord, you know how we like to be comfortable. Our hearts race as we turn the corner to see where the road goes next, and if it is familiar to us.

We pray, Lord, for your Spirit to fill us on these foggy days with courage to not turn back to the familiar. The scripture says that we cannot conceive all the things that you have prepared for us. May we trust that what lies ahead is that which you have prepared.

You promised to always be with us, even on foggy days. Remind us, Lord, that it is your presence on the foggy days that provides the courage we need to be faithful.

Amen.