An ever present help in time of need

beach, wave and footsteps at sunset time

So many of our friends are going through difficult times of medical issues, death of loved ones, or personal failure that I struggled to see how God is good all the time.  Then, I was reminded of the famous poem, “Footprints in the Sand,” and the part that says, “when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

What I have heard from those suffering difficulty is that they see and feel God walking with them through these times.  His peace fills their heavy hearts and they are able to make it through.  What is comforting is that these people who are in the midst of trial and tribulation do not paint a false picture of “complete faith bringing about complete hope.”  Instead, they share their sorrow, their difficulty in having complete faith and hope.  They are real about their struggle.  Ultimately, though, they stay faithful and steadfast in hope. They often say, “I don’t know how we made it through, but God was with us and carried us.”

This is what encourages me to continue to follow God, even in the midst of trial and tribulation.  HE is the one that will carry me.  HE is the one that will help me make it through.  HE is the one to go to.

Praying that you will go to Him in your time of need and feel the ever present arms of God carrying you through!