Trusting Him in the Fog
This post was written by a good friend of mine. She has written an encouraging email every Monday of this lock down. Enjoy!
Welcome to week number ten. The reality of this is sad humanly speaking, but God has gone before us and this is not a surprise to Him and HIS plan will still be accomplished (Isaiah 46:9-11). When we lived in Edmonds, Washington, we were up on a hill with a beautiful view. However, for the first three months that we lived there, we never saw the sun and it was foggy or overcast every single day so our view was limited. One day, I walked out to my kitchen and literally shrieked, “Honey, come here, you’ve got to see this!” There were gorgeous Olympic mountains right out our windows in the distance and being from California, I didn’t even know they were there!
I share this because the beauty was always there. It was just clouded by weather/circumstances and our inability to see it. But after that, even on very cloudy days, I would never doubt that they were there! Our faith is a bit like that. Sometimes, we can’t see what God is doing or allowing, and it seems foggy or clouded in our estimation. It doesn’t even make sense to us. And yet, God’s hand is still there and His plan for each of us and for our country is still working. “The Lord WILL accomplish what concerns me, Thy loving kindness O Lord, is everlasting…” (Psalm 138:8) And living by faith is trusting when we cannot see what’s ahead which brings joy to our Savior. “My righteous one shall live by faith; and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him” (Hebrews 10:28).
It’s so wonderful and peace-giving to know that God’s got this and I can trust Him without understanding all that is going on. And one day, the clouds will lift and we will see the powerful, mighty hand of God and all that He has been accomplishing!
I’m not sure of the source of this, but some have credited it to C. S. LEWIS IN 1942. (Whoever wrote it, it’s very powerful!)
Satan: “I will cause anxiety, fear, and panic. I will shut down business, schools, places of worship, and sports events. I will cause economic turmoil.”
Jesus: “I will bring together neighbors, restore the family unit, I will bring dinner back to the kitchen table. I will help people slow down their lives and appreciate what really matters. I will teach my children to rely on me and not the world. I will teach my children to trust me and not their money and material resources.”
This is happening in our midst so resist the fog and trust Him, believe Him, and rest in Him! “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass” (Psalm 37:7).
Some of us are very tired of having our freedoms taken away. We’re tired of seeing people be so untruthful and misleading on TV and in the news, and we’re tired of not being with our friends and families. We miss our churches. I know that you are aware of each of our hearts and each of our thoughts and struggles so today, we lay them at your feet and ask you to carry them for us.
Help us feel the freedom we have by leaving the weight of our concerns with you, and then remind us through your Word and through prayer, that as we focus our minds on You, You will give us your promised peace. We pray for our President and our leaders to know truth, to lean on You, and to guide with Your wisdom. And we ask that you would comfort those who are deeply hurting during this time. Heal our hearts and our country, dear Lord Jesus! In Your precious name I pray, Amen
Trusting in the fog,
28 thoughts on “Trusting Him in the Fog”
I appreciate the reminder of “trusting Him in the fog”-thank you for sharing this.
Was this entire post your friend’s? What section was possibly credited to C.S Lewis? Thank you for clarifying.
The entire post was my friends. The two paragraphs after she mentioned C.S. Lewis are supposedly attributed to him.
So timely for today!
I want to ask you something, Lori.
A year or so ago, a woman who was running for a political position (I think mayor) said that she wanted to keep her town as “white as possible” and that interracial marriage is against the Bible and it’s wrong for white people to marry refugees. What do you have to say on that?
A second thing being the Westboro Baptist Church who picket funerals, say that God sent AIDS because he hates gay people and on their website it says that God hates certain groups of people (I am not going to go into the language they used) and takes pleasure in their torture. Also, Shirley Phelps-Roper (one of the more prominent members of the church) has a Twitter from around 2011 that I really hope is not real because she used some of the most hateful, disgusting, foul language I have ever read.
Could you give your perspective of those things?
The color of our skin means nothing, Bryan. So I disagree with the mayor. Believers in Jesus Christ are commanded to marry other believers in Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter what color of the skin they have.
I don’t agree with the Westboro Baptist Church either. We don’t win people to the Lord through hate. We win them by love and speaking the truth in LOVE. Look how Jesus spoke to the sinners He came in contact with while on this earth. We should do likewise.
Once Americans realize we’ve been controlled by the wicked Globalist bankers/Illuminati/perverted Free Masons, they won’t put up with it.
These devilish and diabolical serpents have been responsible for the 100 million dead under Communism in the last century. They also have started every single war America has been in since and including World War 1.
They have controlled every single Presidential Candidate since Wilson, on both sides, with the very small possible exceptions of Reagan and Trump.
Every American needs to learn our real history, ASAP!
These snakes control our media, on both sides, they control Drudge, FromtpageMag, City Journal, National Review, Daily Wire, the Gateway Pundit, and the other side, The Huffington Post, NBC, NPR, ABC, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and they control the three biggest newspapers, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
Here are the books.
Now, Wikipedia criticizes these as “anti-Semitic” and “conspiracy theories”, citing the morally bankrupt SPLC.
The SPLC was founded by the debauched Morris Dees, but don’t take my word for it, you can prove this for yourself.
As for being a “conspiracy theorist”, they would have called Jesus a “conspiracy theorist” and an “anti-Semite” too. Interesting to see where the term “conspiracy theorist” originated from.
A declassified 1967 CIA memo issued during the Kennedy assassination Warren Commission investigation showed that the CIA engaged in a PsyOp to discredit and ridicule critics of a the Warren report. They weaponized the term “conspiracy theorists” to shut down all inquiries and legitimate questions about dubious official narratives . It was a coordinated propaganda campaign to discredit and ridicule critics that has continued to this very day.
The memo (document number 1035-960) was titled: Countering Criticism of the Warren Report
It’s Classification: PSYCH for Psychological Operation and CS for Clandestine Services
It contained the special Note: “Destroy When No Longer Needed”
It detailed instructions to use “friendly” elite politicians and people embedded in major news outlets by attacking the conspiracy theorists themselves, as opposed to their actual claims, and explaining that “large scale conspiracies” are impossible. In the 1960s, the CIA owned over 250 media outlets. It directed its members to “ employ propaganda assets to [negate] and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose.”
Since then, the label “conspiracy theorist” has become a disciplinary device that has been very effective in making sure that certain events off are always off limits to inquiry or debate. Any (honest) law enforcement officer will tell you that conspiracies can and do happen every day, all day long.
If they are calling you a conspiracy theorist, then chances are you are over or near the target.
I’m with The Christian Militia, for those in America: https://www.christianmilitia.org/
And New California, for those in California,
United we stand, divided we fall.
The attack on the twin fundamental backbones of America over the past two centuries, marriage, and the church, was to weaken us, to unleash the Communist horror these snakes have perpetrated on the rest of the globe. Once they overthrow America, we truly are the NWO, and they rule the earth.
Why don’t you study your own KJV Bible, so you can figure that out on your own.
It’s obvious you don’t study it, so you are parroting the lying media, and wasting everyone’s time.
The media hates Christianity and wants to spread race divisions, and they have badly deceived you.
Thanks for the recommendations, since vacation/travel plans are cancelled this year, I (and, probably many) will FINALLY have time to read up on some material we would otherwise put off. If you don’t mind me asking – a few posts ago you recommended a book dealing with a study of sexual urges (I think it was written by a famed psychiatrist) – for the life of me, I can’t find the post. TIA! : )
I love today’s article. Yes, we can always trust God, even when we cannot see clearly. It relates to yesterday’s article as well. Submission is not just about my wife trusting me. In fact, I believe it has nothing to do with her trust in me, but in her trust in God. Is God not capable of changing my mind if I am making the wrong decision? Does He not already know the future? Does He not love us so much that He wants His best in our lives, even when that best may involve difficulties? Yes, indeed He does! There are decisions today that I struggle with, but there is peace and comfort knowing that God already sees through the fog that is in front of me. He already knows the outcome and has declared that it will be for His good. That gives me peace and brings joy, even in the most unhappy times.
Interracial marriage is something to think Long and Hard about.
It is a marriage with challenges that same-race marriages do not face. There are many people who have been rattled by their children not resembling themselves. Interracial children often go through a time in their lives when they feel pressured to choose one or the other to identify with. There is a lot stress in regards to identity. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Furthermore, in today’s political climate, many people enter into interracial marriages to ‘prove’ something…and that’s not love.
There’s also the danger of being ‘used’ for one’s race. FX…An Arab man impregnating a white woman and then abandoning her, and even returning to Islam and starting a Muslim family.
That being said, once you are in an interracial marriage…all the same rules apply and you cannot get a divorce for any reason.
Interracial Marriage: Proceed with Caution and remember what happened to Samson
Thank for the inspiring post, Lori. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to trust God. I don’t know why, but I woke up this morning upset at him. Especially after watching the news about the Covid-19. I’m learning to trust him more, but some days I long to be an atheist. How does one not be upset at God?
There are no atheist. Everyone knows there’s a God. All one has to do is look at creation to know there’s a Creator. We live on a sinful, fallen planet. Satan is the prince of the power of the air. We are promised tribulation but we know how it all ends. Read the last two chapters in Revelation. God is in control. He is refining His saints through the hard times. Those who die will be with Him where there is no more pain or suffering.
I know some interracial couples and they are doing great! They are strong believers and it’s just the color of the skin that’s different. They are still human beings and made in the image of Almighty God.
It’s all setting up for the time when Christ will return to take His bride, the Church. Oh, what a day that will be!
The ONLY admonition in the Bible about not marrying outside was to the Israelites.
As stated already, Christians are not to marry unbelievers, No where does it say about not marrying outside your race.
In fact look at Acts 17:26 KJV
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth…….
That says we are all the same
I am white – so what
Others are black – so what
Jesus was born of Israelites so was maybe of brown skin
Seems like more people in the world are of a medium brown skin, which puts us whites and blacks at the end of the spectrum and both in the minority.
In my searching for a wife, skin color is not what I am looking at, only whether she is a Christian.
Thank you Lori for that. With so much hatred going on in this world, we so need to be reminded that the color of your skin means nothing.
BTW interracial marriages are not something you need to think “long and hard about”. All that matters is their heart.
As long as they are both believers and have the same Christian values (or even the values of another religion, perhaps, as long as they are the same), it really doesn’t matter what the colour of the skin is. The children can identify as interracial. One should seek their identity in their religion much more than their race, I think. Race is something you’re born with, faith is something you choose and it says way more about one’s character.
The problem you mention with the Muslim men is just that – they are Muslim, and while I have nothing against Islam, it is not neccessarily the most compatible with Christianity (in terms of making a marriage work). But honestly, there are plenty of good Arab Christians as well (refugees who were even persecuted for their faith), so I don’t like the stereotype of an Arab living a white woman alone with the child. (It reminds me of the stereotype along the lines, all black men disappear once they get a woman pregnant, which was popular like 10 years ago, and it is just not the truth, it’s prejudice and it has an undertone of racism, quite frankly.) I really doubt that a devout Arab Christian man or a black Christian man is more likely to leave their wife than a white Christian man purely on the basis of the colour of their skin.
It’s all a matter of values.
We all are simply different shades of brown really. We aren’t all that different at all!
I don’t think that you should believe what the woman running for mayor is saying. After all, if she knew that Bible she would not be running for mayor in the first place. She’s nothing more than a hypocrite who picks and chooses, albeit wrongly, from the Bible to support her thoughts and actions.
I have no problem with interracial marriages, but, I do realize the left is desperately trying to convince non-whites America is racist, to help them destroy America.
Christians must be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. 90% of the black community votes Democrat, and its only because the Democrat media has trained them to become victims. While black crime and poverty is worst in Democrat cities, the Democrat media keeps promoting race division.
This isn’t new, it started in 1912.
The same group of people who pressured the Roman government to destroy Christ, thus bringing their own destruction upon themselves, as Titus destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD, are now trying to use the government to attack Christians, still up to their old tricks.
“We must realize that our party’s most powerful weapon is RACIAL TENSION. By propounding into the consciousness of the DARK races, that for centuries they have been oppressed by Whites, we can mold them to the program of the Communist Party. In America we will aim for subtle victory. While inflaming the Negro minority against the Whites, we will endeavor to instill in the Whites, a guilt complex for their exploitation of the N*gros. We will aid the N*groes to rise in prominence in every walk of life, in the PROFESSIONS, and in the world of SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENT. With this prestige, the N*gro will be able to INTER-MARRY with the Whites and begin a process which will deliver America to our cause. Niki ” AUTHOR – Israel Cohen(Zionist — Communist — Internationalist) “A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century” >Published in 1912 . On June 17, 1957, the above passage was read into the United States Congressional Record by Rep. Thomas G. Abernathy.
Never mind race, if a woman votes Democrat, it’s extremely foolish to marry her, as the Democrat party is the party of Satan, supporting abortion, homosexuality, contraception, pornography, and prostitution.
Marrying a Democrat spouse, is like inviting Satan in your life.
If a woman believes in the Bible, disavows trying to run the marriage, disavows the Democrat party, and rejects abortion and contraception, she’s a good prospect for a wife, no matter her race.
You’re welcome, Lakelie, there are a few.
J.D. Unwin’s “Sex and Culture”,
Kellogg’s “Plain Facts for Old and Young”,
Reisman’s “Sexual Sabotage”.
If it wasn’t one of these, I’ll think of a few more, but I’m pretty sure it is.
Have a wonderful remaining lockdown.
It seems you are conflating interracial marriages with interfaith marriages. Muslims are not the same faith as Christians but some are the same race. Samson was interested in pagan women (as was King Solomon). Only one time can I think of that God ever condoned an interfaith marriage and that was Esther. Esther was for a specific time and reason. God never prohibited the intermarrying of races. In fact Aaron and Miriam were rebuked by God for speaking against Moses because he married a woman of a different race. Miriam was even plagued by leprosy.
You also make a lot of assertions such as, “There are many people who have been rattled by their children not resembling themselves. Interracial children often go through a time in their lives when they feel pressured to choose one or the other to identify with. There is a lot stress in regards to identity. ” that is not universally true. I have yet to meet a parent who was “rattled” because their child did not look like them. Unless they are adopted, they will resemble the parent no matter what racial make-up the child has. Even if they looked nothing like one of the parents it is a long stretch to say they would be “rattled”.
*Some* interracial children may go through that time where they are looking to identify with one race, but as Christians their identity should only always be in Christ. You write as one who doesn’t know the Lord and the new identity he gives us.
My point still stands, it’s all a matter of values and choices. You should judge a person based on who they vote for and perhaps advise a friend against marrying someone who votes for a party that promotes killing babies. That said, you are doing a great injustice to the 10 % of black Americans who do NOT vote for Democrats if you judge people purely based on their race. Voting is a choice you make, race is something you are born with. 70% of people under the age of 30 vote for Democrats; would you argue that you should not marry anyone younger than 30?
I just think comments like yours sort of provoke the racial tensions, so I feel the need to speak up. I’m sure you did not mean to sound insensitive but I see some of my non-white friends are usually very hurt by comments like that.
There is debate regarding Moses marrying an ‘Ethiopian’…Some people say Cushite, some people say Midianite….no one really knows what race she was….the only thing known for sure about the woman was she was modest and unassuming.
My assertions are based on many well known people.
For example, our 44th president wrote ‘Dreams of my Father’ which is a 442 page book about his struggles with identity.
Interracial children themselves have done a very good job detailing their struggles.
If anyone would care to listen.
My assertions are based on scripture and my life. I live it. I also have many relatives in interracial marriages or are interracial themselves and those who are Christians find their identity in him. Even those who aren’t don’t have the angst you assert. You speak heresy.
Whether Moses‘ wife was an Ethiopian and whether that was the same as a Cushite or Midisnite does not negate the fact that those were not the same as a Semite which is what the Jews were/are.
I don’t judge people base on race, I clearly stated the facts, and I very clearly outlined 10% of the black community does not vote Democrat. But, it’s an undeniable fact that of all races, the black community has the highest percentage voting Democrat. About 35% of whites do, 65% of Latinos, and 65% of Asians. A major part of that is the Democrat media, School, and tech collaboration to convince non-whites that the Democrat party truly loves them, which is a wicked lie, as all minority races have far higher rates of crime and poverty in Democrat cities and states.
There are reasons behind that, chiefly the infiltration of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s by Communism, which has led to 75% of black boys being functionally illiterate today (https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/05/75-of-black-california-boys-dont-meet-state-reading-standards/), and 75% of black babies being born out of wedlock (https://www.theburningplatform.com/2016/05/29/the-true-black-tragedy-illegitimacy-rate-of-nearly-75/).
To your point on age, I favor raising the voting age to 25, since the brain isn’t fully turned until 25. Further, I agree with Lori and millions of other women, that women shouldn’t vote. 70% of single women vote Democrat, and the majority of married women do too. It’s a disaster for them and America. The Democrat party would literally collapse without women voting. This would create a far better nation for women and do away with abortion and the welfare state.
Please re-read my comment above, you clearly did not read the Communist quote. You really must learn who is behind these race tensions. Ask yourself, why is it, when double the number of whites are killed by police every year, that only black men being in controversial altercations with police is in the headlines constantly?
It’s because the media has a goal of stirring up race tensions. When the Rothschilds sent Jacob Schiff to America after the Civil War, they gave him four goals. Spreading race tensions and destroying Christianity were two of them.
Also, what these globalist bankers are doing is deliberately spreading dysfunction in the black community, with the banker controlled media and schools. Who do you think pays for rappers like Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Snoop Dawg, Too Short, Jay Z? Certainly not black financiers, that’s for sure. Black celebrities, and celebrities period, are raised deliberately, only after being carefully controlled. Which is why you rarely ever hear celebrities upholding the Bible or Constitution, and often attacking both. They are paid slaves, paid to wreck America.
Globalist bankers try to direct this rage on Conservatives and America. They are simply using the black community as a pawn, to destroy America and remake it in their image.
Look at Charles Manson and Jim Jones. Both of them tried to create mayhem and start race wars. Who were most of the people drinking the Kool-Aid with Jim Jones in Guyana? The same ones who vote majority Democrat today.
The black community was doing far better before they surrendered to the corrupt Democrat party. It’s not just blacks, the entire Del on vest party has been controlled by bankers since Woodrow Wilson was elected in 1912, when the bankers cheated, and funded Teddy Roosevelt and Wilson. So, Roosevelt and Taft split 60% of the vote, and Wilson got elected with 40%.
Thank you so much for sharing this Lori! I’ve referenced it a few times already since you posted & have forwarded to several friends as a source of encouragement. While these times seem crazy & nonsensical, God remains in control & has a wonderful plan for each one of us. We may not make sense of these “cloudy days”, but God can in His infinite wisdom. And His word states that all things work together for good for those that love him & are called according to his purpose. Who the Son sets free, is truly free. My faith & hope rest in that.