One night I had a dream—
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would 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 in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
“When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”
Amen. The Lord is the only one who will be there for you throughout all the good and bad times in your life. He is the one who “sticks closer than a brother.” Even when you feel your family is not there for you, God is there watching you, hurting for you. When you find yourself screaming into the night sky…it is He who listens. Whoever is reading this, I hope you can take comfort in knowing that there is really someone who can make up the difference in your life. When you are sad, He brings you happiness. When you are afraid, He gives you courage. When you’re going through money troubles, He brings you financial stability. God really exists, and He is here to make your life brighter and take it to a newer level. Just take that chance, and let yourself go.