I feel troubled. There have been so many challenges this week. It has been difficult to breathe and even write about it. I feel hopeless. I feel drained. How I feel though is not the state of my mind. My mind is on the goodness of the Lord and His faithfulness. Today, I am walking where He walks. I am keeping my focus on Him and I am giving Him the entire state of my mind.
This was taken on a Samsung A5. Snapseed lens blur to reflect my troubled heart. Drama to clarify my steps over the golden footprints. It’s a metaphor for my choice today. I will let him carry me and walk close to his footprints.
The photograph and reflection today is inspired by the poem below.
Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand.I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,especially at the very lowest and saddest times,there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the about it.“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,You’d walk with me all the way.But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life, there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”
He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you. Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”
– by Mary Stevenson
For other states of mind please see State of Mind