I was born dubious. When caterpillars let themselves wait for faith, turning into butterflies, I studied myself like a professor studied his books. When I thought I reached an answer, doubt would arrive at my doorstep, making sure I didn’t jump into things before being sure. When other children played around like there would be no tomorrow, I sat in my corner doubting it all.
There were some Words that made me feel safe and sure, however. And I Guess many of you already know them. I just want to remind everyone about this: There is always someone around you who will be there and take Your hand, especially if you dare to believe in it.
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.”
written by Carolyn Joyce Carty