My forest walk didn’t seem as colourful this morning. It was one of those grey, foggy, murky days when it’s so hard to see what’s ahead, to see if there is a different picture on the horizon.
But I’ve travelled that river path so many times, I know there is beautiful view of the other side, I know there is so much more beyond the fog.
So often to see ahead more clearly, we need to look back to remember there is more than we can see at this time, we need to remind ourselves of snapshots of his faithfulness throughout our journey.
Times He made a way when there seemed to be no way.
Times He brought His clarity to our confusion.
Times He revealed His love and goodness and released His hope and joy.
Times He guided and provided, restored and renewed, set us free and on our feet again.
Maybe today you feel surrounded by fog mentally or emotionally; in your job or in your finances; in your relationships or in your health and it looks impossible to see where He is in the picture facing you.
In Genesis 16:13 Hagar realises “You are the God who sees me” and each of us can say this too.
He IS the God who sees you in whatever circumstance you are facing.
Allow him to remind you of how He has been there for you in other circumstances so your view of Him becomes clearer and like Hagar, you can also say “I have now seen the God who sees me”.