The God who stays

Yesterday morning Matthew West’s song The God Who Stays, was playing on the radio as I was driving the twins to kindergarten. My sweet girls sang along to the chorus.

You’re the God who stays
You’re the God who stays
You’re the one who runs in my direction
When the whole world walks away
You’re the God who stands
With wide open arms
And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart
From the God who stays

That song played over & over in my head all morning long as I went about my household chores. Of course I started thinking, because that’s what I do. I started thinking about what a blessing it is to be in a relationship with someone who stays. Who stays when the whole world walks away. You may have the best husband, parents, siblings, children & friends, but they are not perfect & will let you down. Just like you will let them down. It’s not fair to place your faith in them, they can only do the best they can do.

But my Lord, He stays. He sits with me in my pain. He is not put off by my mess. He stays. No matter what.

The song repeats that nothing can separate my heart from the God who stays. But you know what? I have separated myself from Him. I have been so hurt, so disappointed, so sad, that I have separated myself from Him. I’ve stayed out of church. I haven’t opened my Bible. I’ve blocked out all things spiritual until I’m just miserable. But He always leads me back. He brings me back to my first love. He is so faithful!

As the songs says

My shame can’t separate
My guilt can’t separate
My past can’t separate
I’m Yours forever

My sin can’t separate
My scars can’t separate
My failures can’t separate
I’m Yours forever

Take heart, allow those beautiful promises to flood your mind & bring you hope & peace.

He stays!

You can’t get rid of Him.

You are so loved.


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