One of the most asked questions I’ve seen online has been, “What is the Bible Verse for Footprints in the Sand?”
Footprints in the Sand is actually a poem and not a Bible verse. Although there are many bible verses that could have inspired the author to write this poem, there is not just one verse that relates to this poem…there are many!
In my quest to find that one bible verse that could shed some light on this poem I was so encouraged by the many verses of scripture that can give us so hope such as this treasured poem has.
To know that no matter what, no matter where, no matter when, Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). In the good times he walks right beside us and in the bad he carries us. We are never left alone in this world. We may be in it but we are definitely not of it. (John 15:19)
Following are some of the best bible verses that best depict what is happening in the Footprints in the Sand Poem.
Matthew 11:28 ~ “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
When we are going through some of our most trying times where we are weary and just feel like giving up, our father gives us rest. In this rest we can rejuvenate our strength with his words and get back up refreshed and ready to battle again.
Deuteronomy 1:31 ~ “and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
I can just imagine the millions of Israelites in the wilderness, walking hours and hours at a time with their little ones getting tired. As a mom I’ve had my children get tired of walking and I’ve scooped them up in my arms where they laid their head on my shoulder and went to sleep. Any of you moms and dads that are reading this right now relate? This is what the father does for us when we are tired. All we have to do is climb up in his lap and lay our head on his chest. Rest will come.
Deuteronomy 33:27 ~ The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’
Oh how I can just picture God speaking to my enemies and driving them out from my presence all while holding me in his arms.
Isaiah 46:4 ~ Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
Psalm 77:19 ~ Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
I would have to say this verse comes the closest to the Footprints in the Sand poem.
Psalm 55:22 ~ Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
When you can learn to truly cast your cares over to the Lord I can attest to the fact that you will be able to walk through your greatest trials and tribulations without being shaken and actually have a joy that is unspeakable.
2 Samuel 22:2-3 ~ and David said, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior – from violent people you save me.”
Whom shall we fear when we have God as our rock, our fortress, our deliverer, our comforter, our shield, our help in times of trouble? There is no one or any thing we should ever fear!
Although the Footprints in the Sand Poem is not one particular bible verse it does help us to realize that God will never leave us but will carry us through our most darkest days.
Share with me in the comments below some bible verses that comes to mind when you think about this poem? I’d love to hear them!