Hanging On

(A psalm by David.)

Listen, Lord, as I pray! You are faithful and honest and will answer my prayer.

~Psalm 143:1 CEV

There are days when I am not interested in a deep dive into Scripture or a lengthy conversation with myself or anyone else about faith.

Days when I’m too tired to try to tease out the meat from the fat or the subtle from the obvious.

On those days I hang on to HOPE by remembering some basic truths:


In my own power I am lost, but God promises not to abandon me to my own resources.

He made me, He called me and He keeps me.


He hears my cry for mercy.  He collects my tears.  He turns His face toward my suffering and doesn’t look away.

When my heart is overwhelmed, He is my Rock, my Refuge and my Very Present Help in time of trouble.


He will not abandon me.



Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

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