This poem titled “Footprints in the Sand”, is one of the most encouraging poems ever written. If you are going through a trial or know someone that it is, share this with them. God will never leave you. Sometimes we feel all alone admist the storm. But, know that you are not and that God is always there for you.
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. ~ Mary Stevenson, 1936
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content
with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you