Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Friday, August 17, 2018

Footprints in My Sand - A Morning Prayer

Good morning Lord. Thank You for another day. Father, no matter what I may face today, I know it was Your grace that brought me to it, and it will be Your grace that will carry me through it.

Lord, I love that poem "Footprints in the Sand". Obviously lots of other people love it too, because I have heard it many times and seen it in many places. I love how the author describes the times when life was the hardest, and only seeing one set of footprints; thinking he was walking alone, but finding out that was when You were carrying him. .

It does have me thinking Lord. Thinking about how You carry me. You have to carry me a lot don't You? Not just during hard times when my legs are weary. I think You have to carry me during my wayward times when my legs are wandering. During my scared and doubtful times when my legs have stopped. You have to carry me a lot don't You?

Lord, I don't mean for You to have to carry me so much, I really don't. I know there are times when I should be able to walk on my own, but You have to carry me. I know there are times when I need to help carry others, but You have to carry me. And Lord, I know when You do carry me, I am not the easiest load to bear. I am heavy and hard to carry, I know I am. I realize I have the weight of my worries, the pressure of my problems, and the fullness of my fears. I really don't mean to be so heavy, but I know that at times I am.

But Father, I am so glad that You are everything You say that You are in Your word. You are loving and patient, and I need that. You are strong and mighty, and I need that. You are full of grace and mercy, and I sure do need that. Lord, You are everything that I need which is why I am so blessed even when You are all that I have. I am so grateful for Your footprints in my sand, and I thank You for carrying me.

I love You. In Jesus name. Amen.