I Will Carry You

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“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He (God Almighty), I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” – Isaiah 46:4

“Footprints walking by the seashore”
by Mary Fishback Powers

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.”


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6 responses to “I Will Carry You

  1. Thank you, Trail Dust, for the beautiful message.
    What a gorgeous painting by this McEntee artist! Is it for sale?

    • Thank you Dr. Eowyn. That verse in Isaiah really encouraged me today, and the illustration seemed like a good match.
      I believe if you click the link on the caption or the picture it will go to a gallery where prints can be purchased.

  2. How very true. The footprints lead to Heaven on Earth.

  3. That’s pretty timely for a lot of us.

    Maybe all of us.

  4. Beautiful.

  5. Always brings tears to my eyes. Thank you


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