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Life comes with many challenges. And this becomes all the truer when we have to navigate through the fog. When we can’t see clearly it’s important to hold on to what we know is true even as we go slower and wait for the fog to lift. 

For instance, due to limited visibility, dense fog can create dangerous conditions on the road. It’s harder to spot hazards and more difficult to judge our speed and the movement of other vehicles. And it’s generally best in these situations to slow down and pay extra careful attention to our surroundings. 

And this is sound advice whenever we find ourselves navigating through times of relational, mental, or spiritual fogs as well. 

For example, we might sense something is off in our relationships. We’re going through the motions of everyday life, but we seem to be in a fog of confusion that distorts reality and makes us question everything. 

We might also experience this personally when we can’t seem to get clarity in our life. And more than mere indecision – it feels like our thoughts are muffled and it takes great effort to do even simple things. 

Likewise, spiritually this might be experienced as a fog of uncertainty – when we’re not hearing clearly from God on our next steps forward. 

Whatever it looks like, it’s helpful to first recognize we’re in a fog and to find our constants to anchor our souls to. Many times the fog lifts on its own and all we have to do is hold on. At other times, we need our trusted others to pull us out of our funk and to bring clarity back into our lives. 

Whenever we ignore the fog our disorientation will soon take us out – harming ourselves and likely others as well. 

Be patient when the fog of life moves in, without growing complacent. Hold to what’s true and allow your trusted others to guide you back to paths of clarity, peace, and hope.  

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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