Marnie Hammar
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Marnie Hammar writes about how freedom isn’t found in being perfect, but in knowing God deeper and hearing Him louder. You’ll find her on the soccer sidelines with her hubby of 27 years, cheering for their three boys (17, 15, and 11). Marnie hangs out on Instagram, Facebook, and

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  1. I don’t want to grab the wrong hand. I only want to grab God’s hand. Such beautiful message. Me too. I may seem picky but I really don’t want to be swayed by the world. I don’t want to erase or add to any of the Lord God’s words.

    • YES! Thank you for sharing your heart — all the amen’s. Perhaps it’s not “picky” but instead, knowing His standards and purposes, it’s not settling. May His words always rise above. May we always choose His hand.

  2. Loved this story and imagery of walking hand-in-hand with the One who knows the way. Thank you, Marnie for encouraging us so slow our pace for the good of our souls. Beautiful, my friend!

    • Becky, it was a timely reminder again for me today, too. And truly my constant prayer: May we not get ahead of Him, but stay in step and trust. Thankful to share the journey and slow my pace with you, my friend!

    • Cheyla, the fog is disarming, isn’t it? It catches us off guard. But I will never see fog again without thinking of this sweet time of slowing down and seeing more clearly. He is in it with us. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  3. What a beautiful picture of our temptation to run ahead of God! Amen! May we only desire to grasp God’s hand! Thanks for sharing Marnie!

    • Ruth, that temptation is real, isn’t it? When we think we know where He’s heading, we get so excited…and then… Grasping His hand with you, friend!

  4. Your imagery is so vivid, that it helps me to slow down and wait on the LORD to lead me. To be still before the LORD
    is good for my soul.
    Yes, often times, it is easy to run ahead of the LORD’s timing and plan.
    May I see less with my eyes and more with my heart. AMEN.

    Thanks for sharing, Marnie.

    • Shanta, it was foggy again in my neighborhood when this post went up. I believe He wanted me to remember that day and what it meant — it took me back immediately and settled my heart all over again. Your words are my prayer: may we see less with our eyes and more with our hearts and souls. AMEN.

  5. “And, if seeing less means staying in step with Him, then may we welcome the fog…” This is so beautiful, and it strengthens my heart in the face of the unknown.

    • Jennifer, it’s a hard prayer, right? Those unknowns are a thing. But not only is He with us in the fog, He can see through and past it. Thanks for sharing the slow trudge with me, my friend!

    • Sue, thanks for sharing this encouragement, friend! I’ll join you daily in accepting that invitation: let’s keep slowing and seeing with our hearts.

  6. Your story spoke to me! It reminds me of a song “If We Had Your Eyes” (praying to God). We would be able to see things more clearly. Thank you for sharing. God bless you and the gift that you are sharing with the world!

    • Cheryl, thank you for sharing this — I’m so thankful it resonated with you! And I’m going to go look up those lyrics. It sounds like such a powerful reminder to know He sees all, especially when our earthly view is so limited and yes, foggy. Blessings to you, too!

  7. Marnie,

    I believe that when we can’t see the path ahead we turn to God for answers. We cry out to Him for help & listen for His still small voice. People want to know the next steps on their journey. God doesn’t always tell us. Sometimes He expects us to just obey & follow Him. Jeremiah 29:11 is my life’s verse: “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you & not for harm. To give you a hope & a future.” Grabbing the hand of Jesus today while waiting to hear about my next job.

    Blessings 🙂

  8. Oh my soul needed to read this today! I have been feeling called to a new season of life by God, and have recently felt so frustrated that things are not moving as quickly as I hoped. What a great reminder to pray to stay in step with him and to not run too fast towards the “shiney” future you are being called to.