Words of Hope and Faith for the Weary

Where Were You God

Where Were You God

Did you know God loves us even when we are not perfect, and although we may feel so unworthy, God is there for us; trying to reach out for to help when we need it. All we need to do is trust that he knows our situation, and is there.

When times are tough, it always seems like we are alone regardless of the number of people around us. Most of us suffer in our own minds; and it is hard to accept that there is help for us when everything around us seems to be so wrong. But I want to tell you, you are not alone.

I have found out in those times, when I think I am suffering by myself, that God is there, even though I do not sense his presence. He is there protecting me when I am fearful, guiding me when I need wisdom, strengthening me when I need strength, and comforting me when I need companionship. His word, through the bible, offers me comfort and companionship as I immerse myself into the stories of its heroines, heroes, and villains. When I read, it causes me to forget about my own cares as the precious Holy Spirit leads me on a journey of self discovery.

Heb 13:5, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

I always try to remember that his perfect love is always with me, regardless of my imperfections and the calamities in my life. Sometimes, I feel distant from him, and my own mind tells me, I am unworthy of his love and help.

One of my favorite poems, I would like to share with you, expresses these times of his goodness.

“Footprints in the Sand” By Mary Stevenson

“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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