The Hard Journey

The Hard Journey

"The hardness of the journey doesn’t mean you’re on the wrong path." Bonnie Gray--The Faith Barista

The words do not want to come this evening.

I do not know why.

Exactly. Okay, that's not true. I do know.

The words want to stay in my brain because the above quote from my friend, Bonnie strikes very close to home. I am very familiar with hard journeys. I understand what it means to struggle along for so long, you begin to doubt God, yourself, and life in general. You start to wonder if maybe everything is just...wrong.

Oh, the hard road.

The kind of road which creates billowing clouds of dust and flying gravel as soon as your wheels hit the dirt. The rough, wash-board road strewn with pot holes that wreck your car. The kind of road which makes you bounce in your seat and feel ill to your stomach with car sickness. A road which  just seems to make a long, slow journey that much longer.

Difficult journeys.

True. Some people's trip is more difficult than someone else's. A path marked by emotional pain and with the potential to create heavy baggage they might have to carry along the way like an over-filled backpack. Hard times which can make any honest person question who you are, what you want, why you are here, and what is the point of it all anyway?

But a hard journey does not mean you are on the wrong path.

In fact, it can be the very thing which leads you to the place you have desired, hope, and prayed to God you could find your way to all along. 


"The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand." Psalm 37:23-24 ESV



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Kristine McGuire is an inspirational author and speaker, sharing her testimony and encouraging others in their walk with Christ.


  1. hisfirefly says:

    the hardest of roads
    may be exactly the right road
    and that, the cross we bear

    praying that your words return full force
    in His precise timing, for His glory!

  2. And isn’t that the beauty of the journey found in the cross we bear. For His Glory. 🙂

  3. I just read these verses this morning in 2 Corinthians 4:10-11 – “We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.” It awes me to think it’s through the hardest of roads that Jesus gives us more life in Him. I’m with you on this rough journey, Kristine. God be with you and give you strength for each day!

  4. He does indeed. Thank you for your kind words, Trudy. 🙂

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