Carried at the Crossroads

Author | Gabby

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11a

It’s hard to tell what is next. We’re at a crossroads with a lot of roads leading off. What if we pick the wrong road? What if the road we choose leads to something uncomfortable or scary? There are so many questions, sometimes its hard to concentrate on what’s important.

But there’s also the exciting, adventurous part of it! What if we go on a road that is scary but it intersects with one we like? What if God prepares us for one road, by going on others first?

Right now, at the crossroads, I hope I will close my eyes and let Jesus pick me up and place me on the road I need to walk. I also know He will walk with me and pick me up when I can’t walk any further.

I love this poem:

One night I dreamed a dream.
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.

When the last scene of my life shot before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
There was only one set of footprints.
I realized this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life.
This always bothered me,
and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.

“Lord, you told me when I decided to follow you,
You would walk and talk with me all the way.
But I’m aware that during the most troublesome
times of my life, there is only one set of footprints.
I just don’t understand why, when I need you most,
you 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.”

I need Jesus to carry me at this crossroads. When do you need Jesus to carry you?

2 thoughts on “Carried at the Crossroads

  1. I don’t love that poem quite as much as you do. My favorite optional ending is: “Lord, what does it when I see those two tracks in the sand?” “Oh, those were made by your heels when I hauled you kicking and screaming the way I knew you should go.” Well, that’s just me… The Lord and I have a very honest relationship,


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