Seeing Through the Fog

Keep your eyes on Jesus.
    —Hebrews 12:2

On July 4, 1952, Florence Chadwick stepped into frigid, shark-infested water to attempt a twenty-six-mile swim from Catalina Island to the California coast. Sixteen hours later, thick fog rolled in, and she called it quits. Unknowingly, she had thrown in the towel less than a mile from shore.

“All I could see was the fog,” she said. “I think if I could have seen the shore, I would have made it.”

Two months later Florence tried again. Fog again. This time, she held a mental image of the shore—and made it.

Some of our days are drenched in a fog of adversity and anxiety, doubt and depression. That’s when we must visualize the shore “by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish” (Heb 2:1–2).

Faith moves mountains.
Fear creates them.

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