“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
I went to an important event some years back. It took place far away from my base and the traffic to the venue was typically very heavy and chaotic. So, I left my residence early enough to avoid getting there late.
Initially, everything went well until a thick fog appeared suddenly. It was so thick that visibility was reduced to almost zero that it became practically impossible and too risky to continue driving. After a while, all of us plying the road at that time had to veer off it and pack our vehicles by the roadside, to avoid accidents.
We were in the same position for a fairly long time, and I was not happy about the situation, but there was nothing I could do to reverse it. Suddenly, the fog started to fade away bit by bit, and visibility began to improve. Before long, it was okay for us to continue our journey, and I barely made it to the event early enough at the end of the day.
Fogs, by the way, are a collection of liquid water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the earth’s surface. Usually, they form rapidly and disappear rapidly. But they may take longer to disappear now and again, thus reducing visibility, slowing down or halting vehicular movements altogether. To a large extent, they may cause hardship, missed appointments, wasted opportunities, loss of revenue, accidents, and even loss of life if care is not taken. Thank God they do not last forever!
Certain situations, which I call Fogs of Life, do mimic the physical fog. Like their natural counterparts, their effects also slow down or halt people’s progress and make things hazy, hard, and uninteresting for them. They include the death of loved ones, crippling illnesses, loss of jobs, failed businesses, broken marriages, badly behaved children, missed opportunities, shattered dreams, disappointments, disasters, etc. But they don’t last forever as well!
While the effects of some Fog of Life situations disappear with relative ease, others don’t. We, therefore, need help from God to overcome them. But we can only reach Him through Jesus Christ (John 14:6). That means we must be close to Jesus Christ, to begin with, and we can only achieve this by becoming born-again.
Friend, are you born-again? If you are, well done! But if you are not, then do the needful today. Confess the Lord Jesus Christ with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will become born-again (Romans 10:9). After taking these vital steps, then you can boldly pray to God to help you remove the fog(s) in your life, through Jesus Christ. The good news is that Jesus Christ will not ignore you (John 6:37) and that God will help you out (Isaiah 41:10). In that case, you have no reason to be afraid!
Jesus is Lord!
Dr. Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu (Dr. Stoney)
Medical Practitioner, Author, and Speaker