Meridian Magazine - At the End of Your Rope
Click on the link above and read the article. If memory serves me correctly, I did this activity at Girl's Camp growing up. I believe I was youth leader and had the task of leading my girl's through the 'treacherous path.' I did my best to act as the Holy Ghost. I remember coming out of the woods with the girls crying. They were so grateful to have made it to the end. It was an incredible experience, and like the sister who wrote the above article, everyone involved felt the affects in one way or another.
But, what happened to the girls who let go? They had the chance to come back and to take hold of the rod. Jesus Christ will never ever give up on us. We may have times where we feel alone and downtroddened, and those are the times when we need Him the most. I'm so grateful to know He loves me, you and everyone who has lived and will ever live on this earth. He genuinely wants us to be happy eternally and it's up to us to hold on and greet him gratefully at the end.