Stepping Out On Faith
Have you ever just took a leap of faith not knowing how things may turn out? How much faith do you really have in God? How well do you trust your spiritual guides?
Unfortunately, many have become so caught up in the mundane word that we put more faith in mankind than God. Yes, it is true that God gave us free will to choose, but He also wants us to come to Him in our time of need.
More than faith He wants us to have the knowledge that he is there for us. To trust him to handle situations that we put into his hands. But many times we feel that things are not being resolved fast enough and start to doubt that God will handle the situation.
Which bring me to something I would hear the elders say:
“God May Not Come When You Want Him But He Is Always on Time”
God also wants you to have the common sense to know when he is helping you out as well. So keep that in mind the next time you ask for God to help you with a situation. Sometimes He is helping you without you even realizing it. Sometimes the help that he is giving you isn’t in the manner in which you expected, yet it always works. The following poem illustrates just that.
Foot Prints In The Sand
One night I had a dream–
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you would walk with me all the way,
but I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
“I don’t understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me.”
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
“When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”