This well known poem will encourage the believer they are not alone in their time of grief and sorrow.
Footprints in the Sand
One night I had a dream, I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and across the skies flashed scenes from my life.
In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One was mine and one was the Lord.
When the last scene of my life appeared before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand, and to my surprise,
I noticed that many times along the path of my life there was only one set of footprints. And I noticed that that it was at the lowest and saddest
times in my life. I asked the Lord about it. "Lord, You said that once I decided to follow you, You would walk with me all the way. But I notice that
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 most."
The Lord said: "My precious child, I never left you during your time of trial. Where you see only one set of footprints I was carrying you."