We have all read something that touches us or inspires us at just the right time in our lives. Poems have a unique way of having that impact on us. I was spending time with my daughter last weekend and we were talking about quotes and poems and stories that have really impacted us. She shared her favorite poem with me that has really helped her in her life. It is a poem many of you may have heard before, but it is well worth sharing it on the off chance someone out there hasn’t seen it before. It has a powerful message that helps us get through hard times, so rather than sharing my own feelings today I thought I would simply share the poem in the hope that it will inspire you too.
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 were one set of footprints.
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 have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?’
The Lord replied,
‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.’
I love a good poem or a good quote or story. They can have such a positive impact on our lives. Feel free to share your favorite poem or quote in the comments so we can all be inspired from each other.
Have an inspired day everyone!