In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. PROVERBS 3:6, ESV
Few years after I graduated from college, some buddies and I from church started a little club called the Michigan Adventure Club. A small group of guys would go somewhere for a weekend and do something together. Each morning and evening we’d have worship, and we’d encourage and pray for each other. One of the last trips we took was a weekend bicycle trek across the Kal-Haven Trail. This is a wonderful bike trail that goes between the cities of Kalamazoo and South Haven in Michigan. Most of the thirty-three-mile trail is in an old abandoned railroad track, and it cuts through some of the loveliest backcountry areas in Michigan. Add to this that we purposefully planned our trip at the end of October when the autumn leaf color changes were in full bloom.
On Sunday morning we got up and got our bikes ready and started our trek toward South Haven. We weren’t in a hurry; we had all day to cover thirty-three miles, and we wanted to take our time and enjoy everything along the way. But our day didn’t quite go as planned.
Since the trail was so beautiful, we constantly stopped along the way to soak in nature, take pictures, relax, and talk. That’s when we suddenly realized that the sun was starting to set and we had only traveled about twenty miles. We started biking faster, but soon the sun set and it became pitch dark. Biking through the middle of the deep woods in the dark was quite a challenge; we couldn’t see where we were going, and we struggled to be sure there weren’t obstacles in our path.
We finally made it to our campsite almost two hours after the sun had set.
There are times in life when it will seem like our path is dark. We don’t want to make the wrong decision, so what do we do?
Start by making sure you intentionally keep God in the center of everything. If He’s involved in everything you do, He will bring light to your dark path!