Our Lives Are but a Vapor


“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.  For what is your life?  It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away,”   James 4:14.

We don’t know what will happen on any given day.  We make plans to go and do this or that thing, but in the end, life is filled with circumstances and situations that happen regardless of our plans.

Our vision is limited and we can’t see beyond the curve in the road ahead.  And yet that road ahead of us travels on over hills and valleys, on smooth surfaces and rocky ones.

We are given just enough light for each day.  Our lamps as bright as they may be don’t shine yet on tomorrow, for that day is yet a mystery to us.

“King David said, ‘Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a lamp unto my path,’” Psalm 119:105.

This lamp, the Word of God, is a lamp unto our feet, and not a lamp that sheds it light way down the road in front of us.  We are given an inkling, perhaps the skeletal structure of the days ahead.  But this structure that we may be given doesn’t and can’t, portray the entire picture for us.

Our lives are like a vapor in that we remain upon the earth but a short time, in relation to eternity.  The Father is eternal however, and He beholds each of our lives, and collects those vapors to be recorded in the Lamb’s book of life or to be dispelled into the darkness.

“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord,”   Proverbs 16:1.

God has the final answer to the plans that we make in this life.  His ultimate will is decided when our plans don’t happen according to how we have wanted them to.  He has a higher purpose in mind, and although we don’t understand at the time why things have turned out as they have, at some point in the future we can look back and see the wisdom of these things.

A mist, a vapor, is like smoke. It travels this way and that, and eventually dissipates into the atmosphere.  Its presence is seen and witnessed, but slowly it disappears and is gone, like the wind.


~ Stephen Hanson

Prophet Stephen HansonStephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since.  In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God.  Will we be prepared and ready?

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