Footprints in the Sand

Throughout our life, there are very specific times where we might feel abandoned or in a complete low.

I recently had something come up that has had me struggling for the last couple of weeks. I try to be happy and to put a smile on my face so that I don’t look depressed or troubled to my friends, while the inside of me crumbles and leaves me feeling as though there isn’t anything left.

In all honesty, I don’t want to talk about it, I don’t want my friends to know that I’m hurting, but in doing so and not admitting that I’m not doing okay when they ask me how I’m doing, I’m hurting not only my relationship with friends but also hurting myself.

I still haven’t talked about it really to anyone, but in learning what Yahweh (Jesus Christ) has to say about me not being abandoned and His love for me and that He’ll never give us too much for us to handle, it’s given me a little bit more peace about the situation.

Healing, though, is always a process, and nothing happens in the flash of an instant.

Because they encouraged me, I would like to share the various scriptures with you.

And though you may not be going through anything at this point in your life, there are always ups and downs, and you can always use these scriptures for whatever point of life you are in.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

With the previous verses, Yeshua is telling us that He will never leave us no matter what and that no one can do anything to us that He does not allow.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Here Yeshua is telling us that He gives us strength and that He lifts us up from our trouble.
There are so many verses, however, these were some verses that really meant a lot to me, and have encouraged me greatly.

There is also a very neat poem called Footprints in the Sand (that’s where I got the title for today’s post) and it is extremely encouraging.

Footprints in the Sand

By Mary Stevenson

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

To me, this poem is really relatable because during the tough times in our lives it may seem as though we are completely alone and when we look around in the midst of our trouble we see nothing but when we’ve come out of the troubles and have come out of our valley, we can look back and see His hand in every aspect of what happened.

Because when we choose to follow Him, He will carry us through the times of hardship and will deliver us out of it.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No testing has overtaken you except ordinary testing. But God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but when he tests you, he will also bring about the outcome that you are able to bear it.

This song really encourages me to praise God even in the hard times, both when we are on the hills and when we are in the valleys of our lives.

Psalm 30:5b weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

This song talks more about the aspect of God raising us up, and that we are stronger when we are resting in Him.

He makes us be more than what we can be when we rely on our own strength.

This song is super inspiring and his voice is really amazing!

I hope that this blog post really inspires you as you make your walk through life…

Until next time,
♥ Aubrey

 

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9 thoughts on “Footprints in the Sand

  1. This is really inspiring and encouraging! It takes courage to open up and talk about about something like that, it’s not an easy thing to do. You’re so brave! And I’m sorry you’re going through a hard time right now, that’s rough! But through it you are relying on Yahweh for strength! Keep your head up! 💕

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    1. I’m so glad that this is encouraging to you! Thank you, a trial, though painful, is very good because it refines us and makes us sharper to fulfill the will of Yahweh.
      Thank you for your encouragement! 💕

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