Musical Emotions – Part 9

Today I want to talk about another piece of music I listed in Music to Touch Our Hearts which always pull at my heart-strings. Today the music I want to tell you about is Leona LewisFootprints In The Sand.

This song has come to mean so much to me over the last few years, having originally been one I really liked, but then taking on new meaning for me during a difficult time in my life.

Let me explain – Having been unwell for a few years with no diagnosis of what was causing me to feel so poorly, things at work weren’t going the way I would have hoped, and some other family concerns and worries were all causing me to struggle to cope with what life had thrown my way at that time. Then one Sunday, an angel found me – Someone I’d known for a while, but had never been very close with, came to me and reached out to me in friendship and support.

Wow! What an emotional day that was, I was at my lowest point at that time, however I truly believe God sent that person to me, to be my friend and support over the coming weeks/months as I struggled to get through each day.

I know you’re wondering how this fits in with Footprints In The Sand, but I’m getting there, honestly! That evening after my friend first reached out to help me, she sent me a text, here’s what it said:

Footprints in the sand
Whenever you need someone
Turn around
I’ll always be there for you

When I received that text, I must admit I totally fell apart – Thankfully I was in the “safety” of my own home by then. I knew then that friendship was going to be one I would cherish forever.

Not long after that I Leona Lewis released this song and it brought all the emotions and feel of that day back to me again. Now every time I hear this song it reminds me of that wonderful friendship which started on the day I mentioned above. Not only that though, it also reminds me that no matter what I might face in life, the struggles and the worries, I am never alone – Not only do I have friends who will always be there for me, but God is always there for me.

Footprints In The Sand

You walked with me
Footprints in the sand
And helped me understand
Where I’m going

You walked with me
When I was all alone
With so much unknown
Along the way

Then I heard you say

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair
And I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

I see my life
Flash across the sky
So many times I’ve lied
And been so afraid

And just when I
I thought I’d lost my way
You gave me strength to carry on

That’s when I heard you say

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow and despair
Oh, I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand
When I’m weary
Well I know you’ll be there
And I can feel you
When you say

I promise you
I’m always there
When your heart is full of sadness and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

When your is full of sadness and despair
I’ll carry you
When you need a friend
I promise you
I’m always there
When you need a friend
You’ll find my footprints in the sand

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