Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Footprints - You Are Never Alone!

Footprints In The Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with Hashem. Scenes from his life flashed across the sky and he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to him and the other to Hashem.
When the last scene of his life had flashed before him, he recalled that at the lowest and saddest times of his life there was only one set of footprints. Dismayed, he asked, "Hashem, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. I don't understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me."

Hashem replied, "My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering when you saw only one set of footprints...it was then that I carried you."

This is a very powerful piece of writing. You may have read it before but I thought it was worth posting for those who might not have seen it and for the message to be taken from it.

There are so many times that you may feel alone. You have to remember that you are NOT alone, you are never alone, no matter what you are going through. Always remember that no matter how hard your life is, there is Someone orchestrating every detail of your day and He is always there with you.

When things are difficult and you feel you have nowhere left to turn, turn upwards, towards
your loving Father. Hashem is listening to you whenever you call out to Him. Speak to Him in any language. He understands all of them because He created them! You don't have to wait for the next chance to daven from a siddur. You can speak to Him throughout the day just like you talk to a friend. Tell Him what's on your mind. He loves hearing from you because you are His precious child!

And best of all, Hashem is never too busy for you. You don't have to schedule an appointment, wait in a waiting room full of people and keep checking your watch to see when He'll be available - because Hashem is ready to listen to you 24/7!

8 comments:

  1. RivkA, you are right, I should credit the author. However, there are a few versions of this poem and I'm not sure which author to quote. What do you say?

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  2. "Hinei lo yanum velo yishan Shomer Yisrael"- Hashem is always awake and available.. wow!

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  3. luv-yes, that's right! It feels so good to know that He's always watching over us!

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  4. luv614-wow i like how you brought that in!

    Devorah- i like those pic. and evrything how it was put together! i was so tuched by this!whoever is the original author-is a very good 1!thanx tunz 4 sharing this!
    liat

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  5. no matter how many times you read this poem its still sooooo unreal!!! i was just in such a horrible night!! i was yelled at tonight and i felt sooooo bad!!! and then i decided to read something on the blog i was cryyiiinnnggg away and when i read this i felt like hashem was giving me such a hug from shamayim!!
    i cant get over how much u did for us on this blog!!!
    it literally put me into such great mood!!!!!!
    you rock!!!!!
    i feel so lucky!!!

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  6. Anon-wow, I'm so happy that this post came at the perfect time for you!

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