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 foot-
prints in the sand; one belonged 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 foot-
prints.  He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in 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."
It comforts me to know that throughout my life that God will be there.  Whenever I have
problems that seem to hard for me to burden alone, I know that God will be there
helping me carry the load.

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