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Day 37: The Dropping Shoe


I found one shoe

but where is the other one?

Is that the one that I fear will be dropping

at any moment

at any time

that is unbeknownst to me?

So I hobble around wearing one,

yet always searching for the other one~

always in angst as I know the other one is somewhere

and who knows

where it will show up

and how it will show up

and when it will show up

but it will.

So I hobble around

with anticipation

and great expectation

just waiting for it to be found.

And the waiting

makes me

Anxious and Fearful,

always on guard,

because you never know when the

other shoe will drop

into my life.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

because when it does

it isn't going to be good

because

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

will make a loud noise

in my life

and it will hurt

because

a shoe dropping from

who knows where

may hit me on the head.

So I

Put On

my hard hat of anxiety

awaiting the fall

stealing away

the joy

in the moment.

The phrase

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

originated in New York because of the closeness of tenement living,

someone living right above and right below you.

So at night before bed

one shoe would come off and be dropped on the floor above

and then the one living below would be

waiting for the other shoe to drop

before he/she could then go to sleep.

But

what if the other shoe never dropped,

would you wait all night?

Hmm.

Are you waiting for the other shoe to drop?

Just waiting for that

something or someone

to do

something

that will just shake your world

because you just know it is going to happen

and you know it won't be good.

And that is when

the hard hat

of

Anxiety and Fear

is

Put On

while

Waiting for When the other shoe WilL drop.

But

when I look down at my feet

I am actually wearing the other shoe,

forgetting that it was found,

because the other shoe has dropped

and I am wearing it

providing me with a

Peace

that calms the angst when waiting is the game.

It was lost

but was found

the day

I was lost

but then was found

by the

One

whose shoes I follow.

As the footprints are there,

right before me

because He put them there

for me to follow

one step at a time

Peace by Peace~

fixed not on the "when this or that may happen"

but fixed on

the

One

whose footprints are before me~

and then I

Wait Patiently

And

Watch Expectantly

but not for the other shoe to drop

because

I won't be looking for that one anymore

when I

Trust

the

One

Who

will take care of

the

What~evers

and the

When~ever

things that may drop into my life.

So

Let's

Put Off

our hard hat

of

anxiety and fear

and Put On

His Shoes

that enable us

to fly above

with

Peace

in the midst of

Waiting~

but not for the other shoe to drop

but

for Him

who will pick it up when it does drop.

"The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."

Deuteronomy 31:8


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