Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finding God's Presence ~ The Returning Light

by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

The fog hung in a thick shroud of dismal gray, veiling the road before me. Peering through the side window did nothing to help define my whereabouts - the misty cloak was too concealing. I hated the feeling of not knowing what lay ahead.

On the road that seemed to lead to forever, I rounded a curve. The veil was rising. Misty fringe still hung above my car, but I could see the road once again. A distant mountain rested in the returning light.

I'm trying to rest in the returning light.

My life has been shrouded in a misty veil of tears. Confusion. Hurt and disbelief. My road to forever seems to lead to nowhere. I can't see the future. The past is clouded by lies.

But on that foggy road that leads to forever, I'm beginning to see the returning light.

The Light is there - behind the clouds, through the misty veil of fog. God's Light is there. Always has been. Always will be. He will guide me through this frightening fog that shrouds my life...my heart.  He will guide me because He never lets me go.

Sweet friend, neither will He let you go. Hold fast to His strong hand of Redemption. Focus your eyes upon the One who knows your name, your hopes, your dreams, your hurts and pain. When you look into His eyes find your reflection there, because it's there. Oh yes. The Lord is so close that when we seek Him with our heart we will find our reflection in His eyes, for we - you and me - are the apple of His eye, His special treasure.

"Then your light shall break forth like the morning, 
your healing shall spring forth speedily, 
and your righteousness shall go before you; 
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; 
You shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.'" 
~ Isaiah 58:8-9

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Sweet friend, hold fast to His strong hand of Redemption. He will never let you go. (Click to Tweet)

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  1. What a great way to illustrate not knowing what lies ahead. I have areas in my life that feel the same way and learning to trust God with it can be hard sometimes. I love the thought that I can find my reflection in His eyes. Love you!

    1. This lesson occurred to me last week when I was driving in the fog (which I detest) and then it began to lift. The light in the distance reminded me that God is ALWAYS with me, even when I can't see Him. I've also learned that being the "apple of His eye" literally means that we can see our reflection in His eyes when we seek Him. I LOVE that :)

  2. I love that too! I'm going to write that down in my Bible. I hate driving in fog whether daytime or nighttime it sometimes makes me dizzy. I like to pray Psalm 119:105 when I am in fog and God always provides a light for me to follow home.