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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

I think this is one of my favorite poems. It has been for years. Its been the hope for me in the hard times, the light in the darkness, the thing to cling to when there's nothing else--the Lord will carry me when I need Him the most. 

Lord, you are amazing and bigger than I could ever imagine. Your love and your mercy are awesome. Your Comforter bring peace to my spirit when I am weary. Lord, I promise you my life. It is meager and I am imperfect. I can never be good enough for you. I know you love me despite that, and I can barely even begin to comprehend such a crazy, perfect, unconditional love. I will always seek to love you and love others in return, and when I fall short, I pray you will always forgive me. Lord, I trust you to carry me when I can't walk on my own.

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