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 was one only.
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 has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The years when you have seen only one set of footprints,
my child, is when I carried you.”

–Author Mary Stevenson–


This is a lovely Poem that helps me to remember that I am not alone. That even in the dark times there is the Lord there to support me.


About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Monday, 03 Dec 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. this is an important message and I appreciate your sharing it through this beautiful story. i suppose it might also be helpful to recognize that darkness also comes from G-d. the walks through darkness are times of great discovery and growth. but they are hard and we do need to remember G-d is carrying us. thank you!

  2. Reblogged this on onethousandonenightsofsreelaltv and commented:
    Outstanding dreams find lonely footprints in the lonely seashores of dreams in the sleep!!

  3. I absolutely love this poem. My parents have it framed at their house and I always love reading it. Thank you!

  4. LOOOVE this poem! One of my all time favorites!

  5. it’s a beautiful poem, and one I’m sure I’ll recite in a yoga class. I really believe that our lesson in life is to see that we are indeed connected, as one. How? You are GOD, I am GOD and that pesky neighbour is GOD. “the greatest illusion in the world is the illusion of separation”. We are never alone, even when everyone else has gone home, we’re not alone! Peace to you brother!

  6. I’ve been reading Howard Thurman’s Disinherited book. Your post today is a beautiful compliment to the book with its message of we’re never alone even when it feels that way.

  7. This is just a lovely co-incidence. I was not having a great day till now. Then I log in t my mail, I see you post in my inbox, open it and read something that God wanted to say to me. Thank you for sharing this lovely poem on your blog. I already feel better.
    It’s like Master Ogre says in Kungfu Panda – “There are no accidents.”

  8. Beautiful! Nice to see someone who still blogs about Christianity without the fear of losing viewers.

  9. i loved your blog this morning!!! good work!

  10. This is one of my favourite poems. I have a few of the Footprints books and posters that I enjoy thoroughly. We always need to remember that God is with us no matter what happens in life, but we too often forget. God bless!

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