So many times when I was discouraged about my situation,
doubting my self-worth and wondering how the man I loved
and trusted could hurt me so deeply, my solace was
prayer. Some days I prayed over and over,
asking for help to make it through the next hour,
and the next and the next. Thinking about surviving a
whole day with my heart broken and bleeding was too much.
The Lord was there, every day, every hour, every minute,
when I couldn't walk alone. He gave me peace when I needed it
most and the patience to trust in him when I had no idea what
I was going to do.
One of my favorites-
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there was one only.
This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from anguish,
sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints,
so I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The years when you have seen only one set of footprints,
my child, is when I carried you.”
Written by Mary Stevenson