Words of Hope and Faith for the Weary

Foot Prints in the Sand

Did you know God loves you even when you are not perfect? Although we feel so imperfect, God is there for us to reach out for help when we need it, and trust that he knows your situation. He is there for protection when we are fearful, knowledge when we need guidance, and love and companionship when we are lonely.
Words in the bible offers comfort and companionship to me, as I immerse myself into the stories of its heroines, heroes and villains, causing me to forget about my loneliness. His wonderful Holy Spirit gives me comfort and wise directions for my life, and now new dreams when the old ones I treasured were gone.
I always try to remember that his perfect love is always with me, regardless of my imperfections. Sometimes, I feel distant from him, and my own mind tells me, I am unworthy of his love and help. Then I return to his word and it builds me up again as I read his promises. One of my favorite poems, I would like to share with you, reminds me of his precious love. Sent to me, many years ago, I am not sure who forwarded it to me. Today, still, I remember it and find it reassuring.

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 were one set of footprints.

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 have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you.”
Mary Stevenson

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