“Footprints in the Sand,” 1936
“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 set of footprints.”
“This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods in my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I would only see 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 during
the most trying periods of my life
there have been only 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.'”
“Footprints in the Sand.” Prayers for Special Help. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2013. <http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/footprints-prayer.html>.