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"One Step at a Time"

The storms of life can be tough, and it is often impossible to see a pathway through our crises; in these times, it is vitally important to cling to Jesus and trust Him to light the path.

  • "The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy" (Psa 147:11, NKJV).

Take one step at a time and allow Him to light your path. Hold onto Jesus, pray, and search the scriptures to learn how He led others through their troubles. 

  • "Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path" (Psa 119:105).

Cling to His guidance and resist making quick decisions or blindly following the advice of others.

  • "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye" (Psa 32:8).

He is always with you, so keep praying and listening for His guidance even when you can't sense His presence. Allow Him to lead, one step at a time, and He will faithfully provide the best outcome for your crisis. 

  • "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known (1 Cor 13:12, NKJV)."

The rewards of trusting and obeying God one step at a time through the storms of life are depicted in the footprints of the Sand poem, known and loved by many.

"Footprints in the Sand"

One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.


After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.


This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You'd walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."


He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you."

"Authorship undetermined."


Samuel Mills


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