He was neglected, abused and abandoned. He grew up and became a cheater, a liar, a thief, an alcoholic, a drug user, a fornicator. He rejected God. He lost all hope. He sought death.
Instead, in the middle of the desert, he found God.
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A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3)
Never before has a biblical scripture held such meaning and truth for me. As I sat there in the summer darkness, perched on the edge of a dried-up drainage ditch in the desert of Arizona, I cried out for help. It wasn't out of physical danger or injury. It wasn't out of fear for my safety. It was out of anguish, mental turmoil and spiritual pain. I wasn't trying to get the attention of a passerby to come to my aid. I was screaming out to God. I needed answers. I needed an end to my torment. I needed Him. It had taken many years, and even many darker, lonely roads for me to realize it.
I invite you to follow along with me on a journey of darkness, despair and salvation. It's a story that I like to call My Via Dolorosa.