Carl Sandburg, in his poem The Fog wrote, “The fog comes on little cat feet.” I have discovered that God often comes the same way in our lives. We all look forward to the big jolts of supernatural awareness, some great thing that God has done that is unmistakeable, majestic, and mind-blowing. But all in all, those times are few and far between for our stimulation needs.
In reality, the God Who has promised to never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5), does more day-by-day in our lives that, when taken together, far outweigh the jolting moments of supernatural awareness. It seems to me that God much prefers and greatly enjoys the quiet, unseen movements in our lives. I think God enjoys our wake-up realizations that “He was there all the time,” as the song goes.
In fact, He has said to me, “I am at work in the quiet places, and the corners, and the edges of your life. Places where you maybe haven’t thought to look for me.” And I realize that that knowledge makes me very comfortable and peaceful. He does say, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts” (Col. 3:15).
I am glad that God comes on little cat feet, in the every day, hum-drum times of life – because there are so many more of those than the WOW times.