This famous and most popular poem – Footprints in the Sand! Was written in 1963 by Carolyn Joyce Carty.
I use to read this poem and think. How nice, but after walking the lonely road I have come to find such peace and comfort in the words of this poem. I pray that you too will find comfort in knowing “when you see only one set of footprints, it is then that He carries you.
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 of 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 precious, 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.
Father, thank you for carrying us during our times of trial and suffering 1 Peter 5:7