"Lord", I cried, "you said that once I
decided to follow you, you would walk
beside me all the way.
But during the most troublesome times
in my life there is only one set
of footprints. I don't understand
why you left my side
when I needed you the most."
The Lord turned and looked at me,
His eyes filled with love,
"My precious child," He said,
"I have never left you.
During your times of trial, where
you only see one set of footprints,
that was when I was carrying you."