Our Yosemite shuttle tour began with a short drive through the El Capitan meadow with a first stop in front of the massive, granite monolith El Capitan. Our guide told us that El Capitan is a mecca for rock climbers. “If you concentrate on the rock’s face, you’ll see moving specks of color. Those specks are people climbing El Capitan.”
El Capitan Rock Climbers
I spotted a flash of orange, honed in with my binoculars, and sure enough, I sighted a climber wearing an orange backpack about half-way up El Capitan. The Ranger told us it takes an average of five days to climb El Capitan. Climbers carry their food, water, and supplies with them as they inch their way to the summit during the day. At night they cling to El Capitan by strapping themselves to a portable ledge.”
Climbing El Capitan isn’t the only challenge that demands clinging skills. Those of us who are heartache survivors understand how surmounting our problems sometimes seem as impossible as climbing El Capitan.
God Is My Dependable Ledge
Through my experiences with my dependable, faithful God, I have learned that I can depend on Him during life’s challenges. Whether it’s facing illness, financial difficulties, trials at work, wounded relationships, or an unknown future, I can cling to God. He waits for me to call on Him for direction. He wants to be involved in my choices. He wants to hold me, to be my portable ledge night and day. If I strap myself to Him, He will lead me in the direction He wants me to go. My safety is in good hands when God is my guide.
“For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end” (Psalm 48:14).