I turned around to check on the two little guys on the trail behind me when I heard a wail. The three-year-old lay crumpled in a heap.
“You left me!” he wailed.
He had lost sight of us for a second, and that was enough to frighten him. I watched as his dad knelt and scooped him up, offering him assurance that he was right there all the time.
There are times I have felt like this little guy. I’m trekking along in my faith, and suddenly I feel alone or uncertain. Maybe you also feel a little lost sometimes. We all do at one time or another.
When that happens, it’s time for us to stop, right where we are, so we can listen for God’s voice. That may come through scripture, or a godly friend. Sometimes it’s the Holy Spirit’s gentle voice deep inside of us.
Psalm 145:18 says, “The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”
Whether we are trekking uphill, loving every minute, or crumpled on the ground in uncertainty, our Heavenly Father. knows exactly where we are – for He has never taken his eyes off us. Not for a second.