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By Vernalee

I share with you inspiring words that have lifted me up many, many times. I have found solace as I believe you will.

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 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.” I say, “Thank you Lord for walking with me; for picking me up; for guiding me; for being by my side even when I knew not; for carrying me when I was weak; for never leaving me! Thank you Lord for your everlasting love, grace, and mercy!” We don’t have to wait until Sunday to show thankfulness and gratitude when we are blessed everyday. Today is just as good as any! Photo credit: Credit: Mary Stevenson, 1936


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