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Footprints

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You’ve probably seen or heard of this poem before–I first read it years ago, and just saw it quoted again in a book I’m currently reading. I thought I’d share it because it’s such a well-loved piece of writing that has touched so many people. There are actually several different but very similar versions of this poem attributed to different authors. This is the version I’m most familiar with…

FOOTPRINTS

One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to me and one to my Lord.
 
When the last scene of my life shot before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
There was only one set of footprints.
I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life.
This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord
about my dilemma.
 
“Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You,
You would walk and talk with me all the way.
But I’m aware that during the most troublesome times of my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I just don’t understand why,
when I needed You most, You leave me.”
 
He whispered, “My precious child,
I love you and will never leave you,
never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints
it was then that I carried you.”
Margaret Fishback Powers

It’s comforting to know God is with us every step of our journey! When we’re feeling overwhelmed with life’s struggles, we may not sense His nearness, but we can trust that He is always, always there.

“I am with you always.” MATTHEW 28:20 KJV

A Light Unto My Path

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

PSALM 119:105

I’m reading a book called Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On by Stormie Omartian. She shares a prayer at the end of Chapter 5 that really spoke to me, so I thought I’d share it with you…

LORD, shine the light of Your Word on the path of my life today. Make it a lamp for my feet so that I do not stumble. Bring it alive in my spirit so that it illuminates my mind and soul. Let it be a guide for every decision I make, every step I take. Keep me from turning to the right or the left so that I will stay on the narrow path that leads to life. Help me daily to carve out time to be alone with You and to feed on Your Truth. “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.” (Psalm 119:97). Open my eyes to see new treasure every time I read or hear it. Speak to me and comfort my heart. Make your Word come alive in me and use it to nourish my soul and spirit like food does for my body. Align my heart with Yours and give me revelation and guidance so that I may know Your will for my life. Shine the lamp of Your truth where I am right now and show me the next step to take.

Isn’t it encouraging to know that God will always light our way when we seek His direction? He may not show us the whole picture, but He’ll give us all we need to take that next step!