I went for an important appointment far away from my base some time ago. And because I could not afford to be late for it, I left my house early enough, hoping to get to where it was to take place in a good time. But about mid-way into my journey, a thick fog which reduced visibility to almost nil, suddenly appeared. And all of us using the road at that time had to veer off it, and pack our cars by the roadside, so as to avoid unnecessary accidents. After a fairly long time, the fog disappeared, and we continued our journeys. I barely made my appointment 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 at times, they take quite a while to disappear, thus reducing visibility, and slowing down or completely halting all means of transportation. This might bring about undue hardship, missed appointments or opportunities, loss of revenue, accidents, and even deaths, if care is not taken. So, every fog must be handled with great caution.
Figuratively speaking, there are certain situations that I call the ‘Fogs of Life’. They are the ones that slow down, or completely halt a person’s progress, bring about hardship, panic, uncertainty, missed opportunities, loss of earnings, and grief etc. They can also kill, if care is not taken. These situations include sudden death of a bread winner/loved one, incapacitating illnesses, loss of jobs, collapsed businesses, broken marriages, crushed dreams, poverty, and restrictive customs and laws, among others. While some of them may disappear spontaneously on their own, others may not; they need divine intervention to budge. And like natural fogs, all fogs of life must be handled with great caution.
Experience has shown that we need the help of God to handle the fogs of life that refused to disappear on their own. If you get Him involved in yours, He will help you out! He confirmed this in Isaiah 41:10 as follows: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand’’. But it is impossible to involve God directly without passing thorough Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
So, how can I involve Jesus Christ in the fogs of my life? You may now wish to ask! Well, very simple! You have to align yourself with Him, and the easiest way to do this is to become born-again! Are you born-again? If you are, well done! But if you are not, then do so right now by confessing your sins, and forsaking them. After that, invite Jesus Christ to take over your life as your personal Lord and Saviour; He will (John 6:37). When you are through with this vital spiritual exercise, then, you can confidently pray to Him to remove the fog(s) in your life, and He will answer you (Matthew 11:28).
Friends, Jesus is waiting for you today, please don’t miss this great opportunity. God bless.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu.
Dr Stoney is the author of About God! Undeniable Facts & Testimonies