I wonder how many of us forget that God is near, while facing the uncertain and difficult times of life. As I have traveled many miles with Him, I have come to see that when He has brought me through a time, when I didn’t think I would make it…that it was His footprints left behind; that reminded me of His love and faithfulness to me.
Yesterday, it was time to do my monthly grocery shopping…as I have been going not as often, due to the condition of my legs. The day before knowing that I would have to go, I was struggling greatly with my health; but as I prepared to go to bed early that evening, I began to have a talk with God. I poured out, what seemed to be every part of my being before Him…asking Him to give me the strength needed, to get through a cab ride…shop and then store everything away once I returned home. Then, as I ended my time with Him, I asked Him to help me wake up with a smile…something to help brighten my day…before even heading out the door.
As I sit here today, I am now looking back on everywhere God’s footprints have taken me…footprints that are now a reminder, as to how God had answered every one of my thoughts and prayers. In fact…everything went so well; that I was home earlier than what I first thought I would be…and the cab ride was great…and I didn’t even have to wait very long.
While sitting here…listening to some music; God continued on with these thoughts, by showing me that it’s His footprints of grace that are actually the ones that are leading us bit by bit, to our true home in heaven…for every step we have taken with Him…is taking us one step away from the hardships of this life, to experience a new life with Him…for all of eternity.
One thing I know for sure…the steps through this life aren’t always easy…and there can even be times, when I feel as if I can’t take another step; but that is when I begin to see His footprints laying out a way before me. What a God…and what a friend He truly is!
Listen people…these times we are facing can make us feel crippled in life; but God has me here to remind us all; that when we feel as if we can’t take one more step; that it’s His footprints that will be there to show us the way through these troubling times…that is, if we are looking for His footprints.
There is one thing I’d like to say, as we close our time together…don’t follow the footprints of this life…footprints that are directed by the problem and even more by Satan…for these footprints will only walk you deeper into despair. No matter what you are facing right now…just take hold of God’s hand and let Him make the footprints for you to walk in…and as you continue to walk in His steps…just know that He will lead you out of these troubling times…onto a path that will eventually lead you to a place of eternal peace called heaven…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and may you always know that God’s footprints are always there for you too!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
“Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters—a pathway no one knew was there!” Psalm 77:19