Monday, July 4, 2011

Footprints - You Are Never Alone!

I posted this once before and wanted to share it with you once again.

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 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!


  1. As many times as I hear that, I can never hear it enough. It moves me every time I read though it's the first time.

  2. Thank You soooooo much for sharing this Devoiry! What a powerful and true message! Hashem is never ever busy!!! He is always there for us!!! 100% true!!!!!!!!! Always ready for us to tell him anything!!!:)

  3. there is nuthing so real as this messege! you can read it over and over and every time it means much more!!! thanks soo much!!!

  4. MW, smiley and GZL-thanks so much for your comments. I really appreciate them. It's been a very busy week and I haven't had time to post something new but was looking for something good I had put up here before. I'm glad you all liked it!

  5. if ppl wld really take this poem to heart, it wld blot out most of the anger and frustration ppl hav in life.

    funny u called it "never alone"
    on Ohr Naava's shabbos your sister chaya sara taught a song
    "never alone, you're never alone.."
    very nice song i thought but ok i dont really need to hear that

    i soon thought otherwise

    sunday morning ended up being a real stressful topsy turvey day for me, when my ride back home cancelled and the next person that left got lost and took breaks along the road home. what should have been a two hour ride took over 8 hours!!my fone did not even work for me to call my mother!
    worst of all, this all cost me thousannds (no exageration there!)
    of dolars bec i was missing school that day!

    well with only a tehilim the scenery and my brain as company, you can bet that song was playing in my head over and over again!i was norttt so sure i would et back home alive!

    Hashem is perfect in all His deeds and Hopefully iy"H i'll find out a real happy ending to this story to post up!

    so at the moments when you feel like you are tottaly abandoned you gatta remember......u r NEVER alone
    he is holding u huggiong u guiding u to the best path for you..if u blv it b4 then if a test comes...ull come out sholaim!!!

    Thank you Devorah!!!i so much appreciate you posting this rigghht when i needed it!

  6. DakNeezzzz-wow! Thanks so much for letting me know that this post came in the right time!

    I think the song you are talking about has this refrain:
    And don't you know, you're never alone
    It doesn't matter where you are
    There's nothing in His eyes more special than YOU
    Wherever you go
    Hashem goes with you!
    It's a great song to keep playing in your head all the time!

    May you always feel Hashem at your side.


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