Not Dropped Upside Down

By on June 24, 2012

This week, I have that caterpillar-in-a-cocoon feeling again, where I just want to pull the blanket of my family close about me.

What I thought was a pulled muscle – for a whole year –  from exercising is really a gallbladder just dying to come out. That’s happening at the end of the week. Yes, I hear it is a piece of cake thing – but, well, it has worn me out, all the uncomfortableness – so this week, I am going to wrap myself in my family, get the house straight because for some reason I want to do that, spend time with the Father who tells me:

“I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you. Don’t panic. I’m with you.There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”(Isaiah 41: 9-10)

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My youngest son this weekend jokingly accused me of dropping him on his head. I remember how careful I was not to drop any of them on their head. Fearful, almost of that dropping. This particular son, though, managed to turn himself upside down twice in a rocker/stroller.

“No, you did that to yourself,” I laughed back, a bit mortified but realizing that parenting is imperfect, unlike God’s parenting.

Sometimes, we do that, don’t we – get ourselves turned upside down – not really meaning to but there we are anyway – upside down.

Yet God, He promises He won’t drop us. Reminds us that He hasn’t yet dropped us. If, by unfortunate happenstance, we find ourselves, upside down, we are NOT to panic . . . Not to let fear run amuck.

He’s got me. He’s got you. He’ll hold both of us steady with a firm grip.

Oh, how I like that this week. He’s got me. He’s holding me steady – and all I see in my head is my son when he was little soothed, comforted, all put back together, smiling with delight that I’m holding him steady so he can walk on those legs that just can’t quite do it on their own yet.

He’s holding me like that this week! I pray you let Him hold you like that this week, too – whatever your challenge. Whatever your fear. Believe that He holds you. Believe He won’t drop you!


I do, even if I feel like being in a caterpillar-in-a-cocoon frame of mind.

Wishing you blessing this week, a journey of 1,000 blessings, sweet gifts He leaves with us to remind us that He is right beside us. I’m going to collect mine and preserve them to share later.


Originally posted on Blue Cotton Memory.

About Maryleigh

Maryleigh is a child of divorce become whole as daughter of The King. Married for 27 years, mother of 5 boys to men, she has been a college composition instructor, teaching college-bound composition to homeschool students, journalist and freelance writer/editor. Maryleigh is the author of Blue Cotton Memory, a blog about the faith, love and politics of raising boys to men and creator of Standing at the Cross Roads, a program designed for teens and college students to break/prevent cycles of dysfunction by understanding the gifts and plans God has each of us. Her website:

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Not Dropped Upside Down