In the Arms of Jesus

Over the last few months, God has given me a clearer understanding of what it means to fully abide with Him. An infant trusts his mother and can sleep peacefully in her arms for hours. Do you trust Jesus enough to rest in His arms as He carries your burdens.

He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you. – Psalm 91:4 GNT

The following poem paints a splendid picture of what our relationship with God can be like.

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 were one set of footprints.                  

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 have 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 times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.”                                                    

~ Mary Stevenson    

Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson, from original 1936 text, All rights reserved

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