Yesterday, I got stuck in the traffic for almost 3 hours so while on the bus, listening to a random list of songs on my phone, I imagined myself walking down the road together with the Lord. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints: one belonging to me, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints and 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’d 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 when I needed you most you would leave me.” The Lord replied, “My daughter, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried You.”
First, I have learned that during the time of sufferings, God is near even when He seems so far away. Like Jesus, God did not abandon Him on the cross. He is with us step-by-step and many times He is carrying us through our difficult times.
Second, I have learned that during the time of sufferings, we must remain faithful to God even if we fell isolated from Him. Although on the cross, Jesus felt isolation and abandonment from God, He didn’t give up on His faith. Instead, Jesus trusted in God and remained faithful to Him.
Do what Jesus did! 🙂
God bless you.
Your sweetest Melody, ❤