One night a man had a dream
about walking along the beach with the Lord.
The sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
his and the Lord's.
After the last scene flashed before him,
he looked at the footprints,
noticing that at the most difficult times in his life
there was only one set of footprints.
Lord, you said you'd walk with me all the way if I followed you.
But during the most troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
Why did you leave me when I needed you most?
The Lord replied, I love you and I would never leave you.
In your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,

that was when I carried you.