Alma 7:20 "I perceive that it has been made known unto you, by the testimony of his word, that he cannot walk in crooked paths; neither doth he vary from that which he hath said; neither hath he a shadow of turning from the right to the left, or from that which is right to that which is wrong; therefore, his course is one eternal round."
As I read this scripture this morning, I started thinking about how we start out on the straight path with the Lord, but as we sin we leave the path. Sometimes we just barely veer off and He's able to reach out and bring us back, but other times we get so far that we cannot see Him. If we continue to wander, there will come a point where we are no longer able to even hear Him.
Sometimes when we've wandered off we feel like He's abandoned us, and we're so surrounded by darkness that we think we'll never see His light again. That's the problem with trying to blaze our own path. We leave the safety and security of the only path that leads to true happiness. That doesn't mean that Jesus has left us. He's still on that straight path, calling for us, reaching for us, and wanting us to join Him again.
Depending on how far we've wandered, reaching Him may take a slight course correction, or it might require pushing through thorny patches, desolate deserts, or scary swamps. It's so much easier to stay on the path with Him than to have to fight to get back. But no matter where we are, He's always watching out for us, calling to us, and waiting to eagerly grasp our hand and pull us back to Him.