One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”
Matthew 11:28 ~ “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Deuteronomy 1:31 ~ “and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
Psalm 55:22 ~ “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. He will never let the righteous be shaken.”
Psalm 77:19 ~ “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.”
Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”