I went on a hike a few years ago. I went alone; I had an overnight pack.
I walked way too far that day. I was exhausted, slept sporadically in the woods that night. I was miserable — bugs, noises, all that stuff kept me up most of the night.
When I got up that morning it was time to hike out of there, go back to my world. I had to find my truck.
I had about three or four hours of hike left to go.
So I was walking down this trail, just me. And I was kind of having it out with God.
What I was saying was that I was admitting to God that I was a fraud.
I said to God, “God, if I can’t be a more authentic Christian than I am, I want you to take my salvation away.”
“I want you to send me to hell.”
The trail lit around me.
God descended upon me. Really.
I felt this blanket come over me. I heard these words spoken on my heart from God:
“I will never let you go.”
I was on The Trail. I found the Crossing on the trail that lead to somewhere beautiful.
Whatever you may experience during that journey, take it for what it is and build on it. Don’t give up on an idea.
Allow God to speak to you through his beauty. Don’t be afraid to let him in.
Job 12:22 “He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.”
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Cross paths with God. Today.