How The Footprints In The Sand Prayer Offers Comfort

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    The poem, Footprints in the Sand, is not directly from the Bible. There are verses in the Bible that could have inspired it, but there are none that have the exact wording.

    The poem describes a scene where a person is walking along the beach with the Lord and sees two sets of footprints in the sand; one belongs to the person and the other to the Lord.

    However, during the most difficult and challenging times of the person’s life, they notice only one set of footprints.

    This leads to a moment of questioning, where the person asks the Lord why there was only one set of footprints during those hard times.

    The Lord replies that during those times, He was carrying the person, which is why there was only one set of footprints.

    Below we have listed some useful and relevant Bible verses that the poem could have been taken from. Can you relate? Add your personal Bible verse below!

    See Also : The Serenity Prayer

    The Footprints Prayer

    One night I dreamed a dream.
    As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
    Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
    For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
    One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

    After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
    I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
    I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
    especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
    there was only one set of footprints.

    This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
    “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
    You’d walk with me all the way.
    But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
    there was only one set of footprints.
    I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

    He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
    Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
    When you saw only one set of footprints,
    It was then that I carried you.”

    Bible Verses:

    Matthew 11:28 ~ “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

    Deuteronomy 1:31 ~ “and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

    Psalm 55:22 ~ Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you. He will never let the righteous be shaken.

    Psalm 77:19 ~ Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.

    Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.

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    1. Dear Charles….please keep out of that place! Many think watching this stuff is harmless fun but few realize the spiritual consequences on indulging in it. Few have NO clue what spirit is behind pornography. The tentacles of pornography have invaded almost every area of our lives through TV, movies, sports, music, the arts, the news media, video gaming, marketing, magazines, and the Internet. Differing degrees and aspects of pornography are everywhere. Many of these far-reaching tentacles go unnoticed and are even embraced by mainstream Americans—Christians and non-Christians alike. Char;es…..What once was considered unacceptable has become completely commonplace.We need to walk by faith, believing that God’s way is the best plan for our lives.

      The alternative is to walk by sight, which is a dangerously misleading path to travel, especially in the area of pornography (2 Corinthians 5:7

      Be careful Charles as the Evil One wants you, Heart, Mind and Soul….take every thought to God as much as you can….I care about you Brother. Evie.

    2. Hey, visited the Devil’s Lair today. You know, Porn sights. Decided it was mocking GOD and I wouldn’t want to wind up in Hell in a ‘DEFIANT’ hot tub with SATAN with no ticket to leave. UGH &EWEWWWW! !

    3. Deuteronomy 1:31 ~ “and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

    4. This Footprints Prayer is known and loved by so many of us, its Encouraging and Comforting to those of us who feel alone in times of heavy need, and although the Footprints Poem is not a particular Bible verse I think it helps us all to know that our Holy Father will lift and carry us through all of our most darkest times.

    5. Thank you. My daughter learned to read from taking this wooden sign from the wall to nest in her lap. Tears of humility and joy forever mine. Btw, my father started three churches in his later yrs. And My FATHER has walked every day with me. Bless u!

    6. one of my favorite verse,
      Isaiah 46:4 AMP
      Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will save you.

    7. This is for my friend Daniel brother john sister marlene and brother Arnold Please find peace with Jesus and know he is there for u Always Amen

    8. Ne crains rien, car je suis avec toi; Ne promène pas des regards inquiets, car je suis ton Dieu; Je te fortifie, je viens à ton secours, Je te soutiens de ma droite triomphante. (Ésaïe 41:10 NEG79)
      Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10 ASV)