Where are you? Why have you abandoned me, especially in my time of need?
We sometimes feel like God is far away, especially in our most trying times. We don’t feel Him around us and we can see no end in sight.
I love reading the poem, Footprints in the Sand by Mary Stevenson. It is a timely reminder that the Lord is with us always. During the good times he is walking side by side with us, at times He is even holding our hand. Other times we feel like God has thrown us into the ocean, the waves crashing over our heads. No life vest, buoy or life guard in sight.
That is not the case. During these times, when there are only one set of footprints in the sand, it is the Lord’s footsteps, he is carrying you. He promised that He would never leave you nor forsake you. Talk to Him, He is closer than you think.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
- Zhen Ang