If you read about battles, sometimes they will talk of the ‘fog of war’, by which they mean that you can have all the plans you want before a battle, but once the fighting starts, you have a real hard time knowing what is really going on.
In life too, so often you don’t know what will happen in the future, what the results of your actions will be, how other people will react, what to expect. It can be really hard, and you have to make decisions the best you can, not knowing the the result.
Several weeks ago, I went for a run out in the fog. It was so thick I couldn’t see for more than a few hundred feet. Through the fog, I could only see one power pole through it. Once it was passed, I could just barely see the next. It kind of struck me our life is like that. We can’t see the distance to the end of the journey, but just a short way down the road. We have to trust God that he will keep us on the right path if we follow him.