Happy and blessed Monday!

Not so long ago, I wrote about never being alone.  As Christians, we have that assurance.  Still, that isn’t always easy to really understand.

I ran across one of my favorite poems this week and knew I had to share.

I know I have asked the “question” on occasion.  Have you?  Where were you, Lord?  When I needed you the most, where were you?

As the poem points out so eloquently, He was right there.  Right there carrying you when you couldn’t make it on your own.  Personally, I have had times that I didn’t have it in me to crawl, much less walk.  I came through those storms though and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it was only because He carried me through.

Through these trying times, I know many who are going through some pretty rugged storms.  Some know the Lord and some don’t.  You can tell pretty quickly what their relationship is by the way they handle the storm.

I pray for you all.  I pray you have the peace that surpasses all understanding throughout whatever storm that may hit you.

If you have seen this poem before, may it remind you all of how loved you are.  If you haven’t, I pray it gives you peace and assurance, as it does me.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Pray Unceasingly!!



Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed a dream.
As 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.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would 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.”

(Authorship is disputed)