I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. 3 O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Psalm 30:1-3 NKJV
I’m sure you are familiar with the expression “upsy daisy”. It’s the phrase we use when we want to give encouragement to our children when they are learning to walk or when they’ve had a fall. It means “up you go”. When my own kids were little and learning to walk, I’d let them hold on to my fingers and I’d lead them along and as they’d start to fall, I’d help them and say, “upsy daisy”.
I think that God does the same with us. We go walking along in our Christian life and hit some bumps in the sidewalk or maybe we even fall into a big hole and God helps us up and says, “upsy daisy”. He brushes us off and tells us everything is going to be okay.
It’s not fun when we are down and we find and our lives turned upside down. It’s sometimes hard to see everything in the right perspective when we aren’t standing upright. But we have a God who cares about us and is there when we get down and He helps us up. There are some great examples in the bible of some people who had some “upsy daisy” moments.
Maybe you feel like your life has been turned over on its head and you are feeling the pressure of an “upsy daisy” moment. Just hold on. God knows you are down. He’s not far from you. I know it’s hard to be thankful for those “upsy daisy” moments in our lives but don’t you just love the fact that it is God that does the “upsy” part. It is Him that lifts us up. It may be through several circumstances that work together but God has His hand working in all of it.
There’s been many a moment that I’ve wondered why I’d been brought so low but those are the moments that I’ve seen God the closest and had to rely on His encouragement the most. If I just look around for Him and listen to His voice I know He’s there even when I’m down and I know I can get through anything when I have Him with me. God has that way of giving us His presence and saying, “upsy daisy”. It’s all going to be okay. You’ll get back on your feet again. Up you go!