I recently experienced a great disappointment in my life. I gave it to the Lord repeatedly, but while it was still fresh, I struggled to not hold onto it. I decided to give myself a day away, so I drove to a beautiful place along the California coast that draws people from all over the world. I sat on the rocks and watched the waves and listened to harbor seals bark to each other for a long time. I talked to God and told Him how sad I was and asked Him to take care of the situation for me. It was a beautiful setting and easy to see the hand of God all over the place so I did find peace.
As I walked back to my car along a sandy path worn by thousands of people, I suddenly noticed a shoe print that got my attention. Rather than the typical ridged tennis shoe footprint, this one had a clearly defined heart right in the middle of the shoe, right in the middle of the path. It was such a clear print that who ever owned the shoe must have been only a few minutes ahead of me on the path. I started looking for more prints and began following this trail of hearts.
Then God spoke very clearly to me – I have gone before you and made a way through My love. It was such a powerful message that I choked up. I know He will work all things together for my good, because He told me so. How amazing of God to speak to me in a way that perfectly heals my heart. He is so good.