FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
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 son, my 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."
That poem reminds me that God will provide and when it seems like I am dealing with everything on my own that I am not , when I feel like I am walking along the beach of life alone and I can only see one set of footprints in the sand that I need to remember and TRUST that that's when GOD is carrying and guiding me the most ,
Here are my verses that I found in doing my study that stood out to me during the study and I hope that you enjoy reading them also , and that they will touch you as they have me ,
All of my verses are gotten out of the Bible Called The Message you can also check them if you want to read them from a different version of the Bible at http://www.biblegateway.com/
Deuteronomy 1 - 29-33 I tried to relieve your fears: "Don't be terrified of them. God, your God, is leading the way; he's fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt; you saw what he did in the wilderness, how God, your God, carried you as a father carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived here. But now that you're here, you won't trust God, your God—this same God who goes ahead of you in your travels to scout out a place to pitch camp, a fire by night and a cloud by day to show you the way to go."
Proverbs 3 5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.Don't assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil!Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.But don't, dear friend, resent God's discipline; don't sulk under his loving correction.It's the child he loves that God corrects; a father's delight is behind all this
Isaiah 12 2"Yes, indeed—God is my salvation. I trust, I won't be afraid.God—yes God!—is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation!"
Ephesians 1 15-19That's why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn't stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I'd think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!
Hebrews 11 1-2The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
Proverbs 3 -27 , Proverbs 11-13 , Proverbs 14-22 , Proverbs 21-31 ,
Proverbs 31 -10 , Jeremiah 17-7 , John 3-16 , Romans 10-11 ,
1 Peter 1-8 , Psalms 62-7 , Psalm 91-14 , Psalms 135 -13 , Psalm 143-7
Those are the other verses that stood out to me also Thank you for taking the time to read these and read my blog , and for those of you that have left the comments to me about my last few blogs , THANK YOU so much your encouraging words mean so much to me and are helping me to make my way through alot of whats going on ~ have a blessed and wonderful day